Medical Office Assistant

Diploma - 44 credits

About this program
Medical office assistants are highly trained office specialists who participate in the coordination of medical office functions including patient appointment scheduling, telephone communications, medical record maintenance, medical transcription and patient billing processes. Successful medical office 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 office assistant profession.
Program outcomes
  1. Communicate using the language of medicine.
  2. Utilize technology for medical office applications.
  3. Prepare and manage the health care record.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of structure, function, disease processes, and treatment in the human body.
  5. Perform diagnosis and procedure coding.
  6. Perform insurance and financial procedures following current regulations for the medical office.
  7. Demonstrate professional communication while employing legal and ethical practices.
  8. Perform registration procedures and maintain an appointment schedule.
  9. Demonstrate professional work and organization skills.
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. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
35 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
3 Restricted electives in course types
44 Total

Medical Office Assistant - Diploma

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ADMM1104 - Medical Language Applications I 3
ADMM1110 - Medical Documentation I 4
ADMM1122 - Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1150 - Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 - Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM1160 - Medical Documentation II 3
ADMM1200 - Medical Office Technology Tools 2
ADMM2104 - Medical Language Applications II 3
ADMM2130 - Medical Office Career Insight 2
ADMM2500 - Human Disease Applications for Administrative Health Professionals 3
HLTH1110 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 - Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals