Medical Administrative Specialist

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 10-160-4
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August /January

About the Medical Administrative Specialist Degree


If you have an interest in the business or academic aspects of the health field, this program is a good fit for your career plans. Courses are offered in a blended format, which may include traditional classroom instruction and an online component.

Work may include assisting with academic research, preparing electronic medical records, or processing insurance claims. Employment opportunities are expected to increase.

You can earn the Medical Billing technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: Aptitudes that will contribute to success include an ability to work under pressure, adaptability, empathy, a customer-service orientation, and a strong personal and professional code of ethics.

Employers may require background checks, drug testing, immunizations, signed statements of confidentiality.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) BRHLTH-124 Medical Office Terminology 1 ^ 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) OFTECH-101 Office Technologies 1 ^ 3
(1) OFTECH-103 Keyboard and Keypad ^ 1
(1) OFTECH-122 Business English Essentials ^ 3
(1) SOCSCI-103 Think Critically and Creatively
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course
(2) ACCTG-102 Basic Office Accounting 3
(2) BRHLTH-125 Medical Office Terminology 2 ‡ ^ 3
(2) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(2) OFTECH-119 Information Management 3
(2) OFTECH-133 Business Document Production 1 ‡ 3
(3) BRHLTH-135 Medical Document Production ‡ 3
(3) BRHLTH-140 Electronic Health Records:
Administrative Application ‡
(3) BRHLTH-142 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office ‡ 3
(3) BRHLTH-170 Medical Insurance Principles and Coding ‡ ^ 3
(3) NATSCI-189 Basic Anatomy ^
(or) Any 200-level NATSCI course
(4) BADM-110 Business Communications With Technology 3
(4) BRHLTH-112 Computerized Medical Billing ‡ ^ 3
(4) BRHLTH-174 Medical Claims Reimbursement ‡ ^ 2
(4) BRHLTH-197 Medical Office Career Investigation ‡ ^ 3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
(4) SOCSCI-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Course counts toward earning the Medical Billing technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures
  • Process insurance claims
  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism in the workplace

Career Outlook

Job responsibilities vary and may include serving as liaison between the healthcare facility and community, preparing and maintaining electronic medical records, coordinating meetings and events, assisting with academic research, and processing insurance claims and patient statements. Employment opportunities are expected to increase and exist in healthcare facilities, medical schools and government agencies. 

Medical Billing
Insurance Specialist
Medical Office Coordinator
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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/24/2020