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Medical Administrative Assistant (BP/EP) Diploma

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 scribing of medical reports and correspondence, appointment and meeting scheduling, patient file and office record maintenance, and billing and insurance processing. This career requires excellent verbal and written communications skills and knowledge of patient confidentiality laws.

Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test with demonstration of QWERTY home row typing technique.  Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1050 or MATH1060.

Award Outcomes

Apply medical terminology

Scribe medical reports and correspondence

Create business correspondence

Communicate using grammatically correct English

Apply medical coding principles

Document telephone communication

Schedule appointments

Demonstrate accounting principles

Demonstrate professional behavior

Demonstrate insurance and billing procedures

Interpret HIPAA regulations

Utilize an electronic health record

Career Opportunities

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

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 37 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

or

ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

 

ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1035Microsoft Word

3

CCIS1080Microsoft Productivity Apps 1

3

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 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Technical Studies Elective 4 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 Diploma Credits 48

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1035Microsoft Word

3

ENGL1010Business English

3

OFCR1301Medical Terminology

4

Total Credits  10

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1080Microsoft Productivity Apps 1

3

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

OFCR1335Medical Coding and Reimbursement Fundamentals

4

Technical Studies Electives

4

Total Credits  14

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

or

ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

 

OFCR1317Medical Office Procedures

4

OFCR1331Medical Document Processing

4

 

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

OFCR1340Medical Office Management

3

Total Credits  10

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:  4 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (48 Credits)

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

 

4/13/2021 : BP 2206 / EP 2207