Medical Information Technology A.A.S. - Medical Administrative Assisting < University of Montana
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
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.
Note: Substitutions are approved at the discretion of the program director.
Complete all of the following courses:
Accounting Procedures I
Health Data Content & Struct
Medical Billing Fundamentals
Medical Office Procedures
Computerized Medical Billing
Medical Info Internship
Customer Service Management
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
Intro to Computer Modeling
Electronic Health Records
or M 115
Probability and Linear Mathematics
Intro to Psychology
College Writing I
Minimum Required Grade: C-