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 Program

Description

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. The coursework prepares students for employment in healthcare facilities, medical schools and government agencies. Courses are offered in a blended format, which may include traditional classroom instruction and an online component.

Career Outlook

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


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Detailed Program Information

Curriculum

TECHNICAL STUDIES

   

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

     

(1)

 

OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials ^

3

 

(1)

 

BRHLTH-124

Medical Office Terminology 1 ^

3

 

(1)

 

OFTECH-136

Keyboarding Skill Development 1 ‡ ^

1

 
(1)   RBUS-102

Mathematics of Business

3  
(2)   ACCTG-102

Basic Office Accounting ^

3  

(2)

 

OFTECH-119

Information Management

3

 

(2)

 

BRHLTH-125

Medical Office Terminology 2 ‡ ^

3

 

(2)

 

OFTECH-133

Business Document Production 1 ‡

3

 

(2)

 

BRHLTH-135

Medical Document Production ‡

3

 
(3)
 
COMPSW-106 Introduction to MS Office ^ 3  

(3)

 

BRHLTH-140

Electronic Health Records: Administrative Application ‡

3

 

(3)

 

BRHLTH-142

Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office ‡

3

 
(3)   BRHLTH-170

Medical Insurance Principles/Coding ‡ ^

3  
(4)   BRHLTH-174

Medical Claims Reimbursement ‡ ^

2  
(4)   BRHLTH-112

Computerized Medical Billing ‡ ^

3  
(4)   RBUS-111 Business Communications ‡ 3  
 
(4)
 
BRHLTH-197 Medical Office Career Investigation ‡ ^ 3  

GENERAL STUDIES

     
   

ECON-195

Economics

 

3

      (or) Any 200-series ECON course    
           
   

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 
   

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 
     

(or) ENG-201‡  and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

   
   


NATSCI-189


Basic Anatomy ^


3

 
     

(or) Any 200-series Anatomy course

   
   


NATSCI-172


Basic Nutritional Science

 

3

 
     

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

   
   


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 
     

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

   
   


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 
   

 

(or) Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

   


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Course counts toward earning the Medical Billing technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.


NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

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

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. 

Scholarships

Learn about scholarship opportunities here.

Learn about Scholarships available for this program here: https://matc.academicworks.com
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West Allis Campus: 414-456-5500

Last updated: 01/23/2020