University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

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


Core Courses63
Total Hours63

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

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

Core Courses

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

Complete all of the following courses:
ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I3
AHMS 144Medical Terminology3
AHMS 156Medical Billing Fundamentals3
AHMS 216Pharmaceutical Products3
AHMS 220Medical Office Procedures4
AHMS 252Computerized Medical Billing3
AHMS 270EMedical Ethics3
AHMS 298Medical Information Internship3
BGEN 215Career Readiness3
BIOH 104NBasic Human Biology3
BIOH 105NBasic Human Biology Laboratory1
BMGT 245Customer Service Management3
CAPP 154MS Word3
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communication3
CSCI 172Intro to Computer Modeling3
HIT 265Electronic Health Records3
M 105Contemporary Mathematics4
or M 115 Probability and Linear Mathematics
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours60

Minimum Required Grade: C-