Medical Office Specialist

Program Number: 31-160-3
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Become a medical office specialist in less than a year with a diploma from Moraine Park Technical College and prepare for a rewarding health care career.

About the Program

Medical office specialists are typically the first to greet patients as they walk in the door and play a crucial role in the patient experience.

Medical office specialists combine medical office skills with computer skills, understand the importance of patient confidentiality and have strong human relations skills necessary for working with patients.

Graduates of the Medical Office Specialist program may be eligible to write the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) exam offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

The program is 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). 

What You’ll Learn

The Medical Office Specialist program prepares students for entry-level work in the healthcare industry through a solid foundation in medical terminology, medical coding, customer service, ethics in a healthcare setting and human anatomy. MPTC students also gain hands-on experience using software and technology in a medical setting though maintaining patient charts and using electronic medical records.


Number Title Crs
Semester 1
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare 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
Semester 2
160-151 Specialized Insurance Claims 3
160-152 Electronic Patient Billing 3
160-154 Medical Office Administration 2
160-160 Medical Office Practicum 2
501-108 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2
509-109 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism 2
Total 14
Total Credits 31