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Medical Office Management

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Program Number: 10-160-3
School Year: 2016-2017
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac

NOTICE: This is not a program listing for the current school year and may have incorrect information. To view the current year's program information, click here.

Program Description

Medical office managers play a vital role in the health care industry by planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services. The Medical Office Manager may focus on management of facility operations, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. These individuals work closely with providers, employees, patients, and payors to ensure successful operations.

The program will be comprised of a progressive career ladder transitioning from two certificates (Administrative Medical Assistant and Medical Billing Specialist) --> Technical Diploma (Medical Office Specialist) --> Associate Degree (Medical Office Management).  Students will also earn a local certificate (Healthcare Leadership). 

This program is highly recommended for graduates of Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, and Medical Billing Specialist who wish to pursue an Associate’s Degree to elevate their career opportunities.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $31,197

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate healthcare leadership.
  • Perform quality and risk management.
  • Apply medical terminology and human anatomy.
  • Practice legal and ethical compliance in a healthcare setting
  • Utilize practice management and electronic medical record (EMR) software.
  • Provide employee relations.

Career Opportunities

  • Physician's offices & clinics
  • Health insurance companies
  • Nursing homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Public health departments

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Introduction to Healthcare Computing 2
509-101 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures 2
509-102 Human Body in Health and Disease 3
509-107 Medical Office Insurance and Finance 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 17
 
Term 2
106-151 Specialized Insurance Claims 3
106-152 Electronic Patient Billing 3
106-154 Medical Office Administration 4
106-160 Medical Office Practicum 2
501-108 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2
509-109 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism 2
Total 16
 
Term 3
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
196-191 Supervision 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
 - OR - 
801-198 Speech 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
 - OR - 
809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 - OR - 
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Total 18
 
Term 4
160-162 Medical Practice Management 3
160-166 Medical Office Management Capstone 1
196-190 Leadership Development 3
196-192 Managing for Quality 3
196-169 Diversity and Change Management 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-195 Economics 3
Total 19
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 70

Exit Assessment

160-166 Medical Office Management Capstone is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Additional Program Requirements

Students are required to complete Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid, health requirements, and criminal background check prior to Medical Office Practicum.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.