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Medical Office Specialist Program

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.

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 a certificate (Administrative Medical Assistant) –> technical diploma (Medical Office Specialist (p. 1)) –> 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.

Medical Office Specialist Program Details

Program Courses

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Career Pathways

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Printable PDF

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High School Dual Credit

Credit for Prior Learning