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Medical Administrative Assistant (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Medical administrative assistants have the opportunity to work on health care teams. Duties performed utilize a knowledge of medical terminology as well as hospital and clinic procedures and may include transcription of reports and correspondence, appointment and meeting scheduling, patient file and office record maintenance, billing and insurance processing. This career requires excellent communication skills and knowledge of patient confidentiality laws. This degree provides students with a broad general education in addition to the technical component to maximize employment opportunities and potential.

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100.

Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test.

Award Outcomes

Apply medical terminology.

Utilize appropriate software.

Transcribe medical reports and correspondence.

Key business correspondence.

Communicate proper English and grammar.

Apply medical coding principles.

Document telephone communication.

Schedule appointments.

Demonstrate accounting principles.

Illustrate professional behavior.

Demonstrate insurance and billing procedures.

Interpret HIPAA regulations.

Utilize electronic health record.

Career Opportunities

Individuals may choose to work in an acute care facility, outpatient clinic, extended care facility, medical insurance office, research facility or another medical environment.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 39 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

or

ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

 

ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

ENGL1010Business English

3

OFCR1301Medical Terminology

4

OFCR1317Medical Office Procedures

4

OFCR1331Medical Document Processing

4

OFCR1335Medical Coding and Reimbursement Fundamentals

4

OFCR1340Medical Office Management

3

General Education Required 19 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2045Human Biology

4

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

 

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

 

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

or

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 2 Credits

Any ACCT, BUSN, CCIS, EMSV, or OFCR course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1035Word 2016

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

ENGL1010Business English

3

OFCR1301Medical Terminology

4

Total Credits  13

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2045Human Biology

4

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

OFCR1335Medical Coding and Reimbursement Fundamentals

4

Total Credits  17

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

or

ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

 

OFCR1317Medical Office Procedures

4

OFCR1331Medical Document Processing

4

 

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

or

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

 

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

OFCR1340Medical Office Management

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

 

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

Total Credits  14

Technical Studies Electives

Any Accounting Careers (ACCT), Business (BUSN), Information Technology/Computer Careers (CCIS), Emergency Medical Services (EMSV), or Medical Office Careers (OFCR) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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