Mission: The mission is to prepare the Medical Administrative Specialist student with a broad foundation of knowledge in the performance of medical office procedures and tasks, medical terminology, and medical transcription; the production of quality work in an efficient manner using advanced features of business software applications; to use technology applications to enhance communications skills; to strengthen problem resolution aptitude through higher order thinking and decision making skills, in order to prepare students for employment as a Medical Administrative Specialist and office managers in the workforce; to possess the necessary knowledge, skills to obtain employment and to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed.
Program B073000 consists of a planned sequence of courses.
Information Technology Assistant - Course OTA0040 (150 Hours) – This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends and to introduce students to the basics and foundations required for today's business environments. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications so they may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work-place proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software that meet industry standards. Job seeking techniques, career planning, and success strategies will also be developed.
Front Desk Specialist - Course OTA0041 (300 Hours) – This course is designed to assist with administrative and general office duties in a support capacity. This course explores and expands the core competencies in the areas of personal and professional development and promotes application of higher level office procedures tasks and communications skills through the use of technology.
Medical Office Technologist - Course OTA0631 (300 Hours) – This course includes performing specialized medical office procedures including health insurance, verification, billing and collections and scheduling auxiliary services, preparing medical documents, maintaining and utilizing a medical reference library, and transcribing medical documents.
Medical Administrative Specialist - Course OTA0651 (300 Hours) – This course provides a capstone of medical office functions, to include medical terminology, medical emergency management procedures and medical document transcription.
Distance Education: Available - refer to Distance Learning section - You will need the following software to participate online: Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook). For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.
Articulation Agreement(s): Statewide Office Administration, A.A.S./A.S. Degree
Industry Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification; Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 70%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 70%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are:Reading-10, Math-10, and Language-10.