Medical Administrative Specialist

Associate Degree

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The Medical Administrative Specialist Associate Degree program provides educational opportunities for those interested in working in a variety of health care office settings including medical office, clinic, hospitals, public health departments, insurance companies, and medical product manufacturers.  Medical Administrative Specialist students receive specialized training in medical ethics, records management, office procedures, medical terminology, human anatomy, health insurance, medical billing, medical transcription, coding, and MS Office Suite software.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the medical legal aspects of health care office practices including confidentiality of health records, release of information, patient’s rights, health records as legal evidence, informed consent, malpractice, agency, physician and employee liability.
  • Produce quality medical documents.
  • Use medical terminology and knowledge of the human body systems in performing essential functions in business health care setting.
  • Perform financial practices through analysis of payer data and reimbursement methods.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting.
  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy for Health Care 2
509-101 Medical Assistant Admin Procedures 2
509-102 Human Body in Health & Disease 3
804-134
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
509-111 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2
509-107 Med Office Insurance and Finance 2
509-109 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism 2
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
103-138 Word Documents 2
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
101-111 Accounting I 4
106-144 Meeting and Event Planning 2
106-127 Administrative Office Communications 3
160-105 Medical Editing and the Electronic Medical Record 3
160-114 Healthcare Records Management 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
106-103 Medical Transcription 4
160-124 Supervised Occupational Experience-Medical Office 1
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
801-198 Speech 3
106-142 Customer Service Essentials 1
102-155 Introduction to Project Management 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits62

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
804-123Math with Business Applications3
806-194Survey of Anatomy and Physiology3
809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
809-195Economics3
809-199Psychology of Human Relations3