Medical Information Technology - Medical Administrative Assisting A.A.S.
Michelle Boller, Director
Medical administrative assistants are critical to a healthcare facility. They are the first person a patient talks to or meets when they come in for care. This program offers students a career in this fascinating and high-demand medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in these medical areas are expected to increase over 20 percent in the next several years.
In the first year of this program students will receive the Medical Reception certificate. Upon completion, students will continue to develop skills to:
- Effectively and confidentially communicate with patients, maintain patient records, schedule appointments, and transcribe letters and patient chart notes
- Post charges and payments and submit insurance claims using current coding procedures
- Create and update the office procedures manual, assist in improving work flow and office efficiencies, and supervise and communicate with office personnel
Graduates are prepared for employment in clinics, hospitals, private practices, insurance companies, and work-at-home opportunities. Students successfully completing the program are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree. Students may enter either Autumn or Spring semester.
Associate of Applied Science - Medical Information Technology; Medical Administrative Assisting Concentration
Degree Specific Credits: 64-65
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Catalog Year: 2018-2019
Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.
Note: Substitutions are approved at the discretion of the program director.
|Complete all of the following courses:|
|ACTG 100||Essentials of Accounting||4|
|or ACTG 101||Accounting Procedures I|
|AHMS 108||Health Data Content & Struct||2|
|AHMS 144||Medical Terminology||3|
|AHMS 156||Medical Billing Fundamentals||3|
|AHMS 175||Medical Law & Ethics||2|
|AHMS 216||Pharmaceutical Products||3|
|AHMS 220||Medical Office Procedures||4|
|AHMS 252||Computerized Medical Billing||3|
|AHMS 298||Medical Info Internship||3|
|AMGT 240||Admin Support for the Office||3|
|BIOH 112||Human Form and Function I||3|
|BMGT 216||Psych of Mgmt & Supervision||4|
|BMGT 245||Customer Service Management||4|
|CAPP 120||Introduction to Computers||3|
|CAPP 154||MS Word||3|
|CAPP 156||MS Excel||3|
|CAPP 254||Advanced MS Word||3|
|COMX 115S||Introduction to Interpersonal Communications||3|
|WRIT 121||Intro to Technical Writing||3|
|or WRIT 101||College Writing I|
Minimum Required Grade: C-
|Complete any Mathematics course numbered M 105 or above.||3-4|
Minimum Required Grade: C-