Medical Office Specialist

  • Beginning fall 2021, all Health and Human Services students participating in off-site clinical placements must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Moraine Park Technical College establishes our student vaccination/immunization requirements by aligning with the requirements of the most restrictive health agency utilized for clinical placements.
  • All students participating in clinical must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination prior to being allowed at an off-site clinical location. Dependent upon the agency placed, a student may be able to receive a health/religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Failure to vaccinate may impact the ability to progress in your chosen health program.
  • If you have questions or need a health/religious exemption, please contact Danielle Rhoads. Approval of an MPTC Exception does not ensure that you will receive approval from your assigned clinical/internship site, as their exception standards may differ from those used by MPTC.
  • Please note: Off-site clinical/practicum experiences, vaccine and masking mandates, or course delivery formats may change on short notice.

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) to technical diploma (Medical Office Specialist) to 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.

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