Medical Information Technology A.A.S. - Medical Administrative Assisting

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

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.

Summary

Core Courses

60

Total Hours

60


Core Courses

Note: Substitutions are approved at the discretion of the program director.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ACTG 101

Accounting Procedures I

4

AHMS 108

Health Data Content & Struct

2

AHMS 144

Medical Terminology

3

AHMS 156

Medical Billing Fundamentals

3

AHMS 216

Pharmaceutical Products

3

AHMS 220

Medical Office Procedures

4

AHMS 252

Computerized Medical Billing

3

AHMS 270E

Medical Ethics

3

AHMS 298

Medical Info Internship

3

BIOH 108

Basic Anatomy

4

BMGT 245

Customer Service Management

3

CAPP 154

MS Word

3

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

COMX 115S

Introduction to Interpersonal Communications

3

CSCI 172

Intro to Computer Modeling

3

HIT 265

Electronic Health Records

3

M 105

Contemporary Mathematics

3

or M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

Total Hours

60

Minimum Required Grade: C-