Medical Administrative Assistant

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Medical Administrative Assistant AAS program prepares students to work in a variety of medical settings, handling all types of administrative duties for private practices, hospitals and clinics. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the medical secretary through the addition of liberal arts classes as preparation for leadership roles. Graduates of this program are highly trained office specialists who are prepared to accept responsibility for the coordination of medical office functions and patient billing processes. Successful medical administrative assistants have excellent communication skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism. All courses in the program incorporate the skills needed for employment in the medical administrative assistant profession.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate professional business communication.
  2. Communicate using the language of medicine.
  3. Utilize technology for medical office applications.
  4. Prepare and manage the health care record.
  5. Demonstrate professional work behaviors.
  6. Perform diagnosis and procedure coding.
  7. Perform insurance and financial procedures for the medical office.
  8. Manage and maintain an appointment schedule.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of structure and function of the human body.
  10. Demonstrate professional communication for the medical office.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of disease processes and their treatments.
  12. Explain legal and ethical behavior in a health care setting.
  13. Perform registration procedures.
  14. Apply critical thinking skills.
  15. Explain strategies for medical office management.
  16. Demonstrate organizational skills.
  17. Demonstrate proper written communication.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
45 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Medical Administrative Assistant - Associate of Applied Science (AAS) (1)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1104 Medical Language Applications I 3
ADMM1110 Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM1160 Beginning Medical Transcription 3
ADMM1200 Medical Office Technology Tools 2
ADMM2104 Medical Language Applications II 3
ADMM2122 Medical Office Management 3
ADMM2130 Medical Office Career Insight 2
ADMM2150 Medicare Coding and Billing Applications 3
ADMM2320 Medical Office Capstone 1
ADMM2500 Human Disease Applications for Administrative Health Professionals 3
ADMS1116 Business Communications I 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3
PSYC2220 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2222 Lifespan Development 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1104 Medical Language Applications I 3
ADMM1110 Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1200 Medical Office Technology Tools 2
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

1st Spring Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM2104 Medical Language Applications II 3
ADMM2500 Human Disease Applications for Administrative Health Professionals 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1160 Beginning Medical Transcription 3
ADMM2150 Medicare Coding and Billing Applications 3
ADMS1116 Business Communications I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3
PSYC2220 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2222 Lifespan Development 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM2122 Medical Office Management 3
ADMM2130 Medical Office Career Insight 2
ADMM2320 Medical Office Capstone 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals