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.


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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
  • Maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Model professionalism in a healthcare setting.
Career Opportunities
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Office Specialist/Specialized Medicine
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Research
Admission Process

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    Additional Program Requirements
    Students are required to complete certification for healthcare provider CPR. 106-160 Medical Office Practicum must be taken the last semester before graduation.


    This program also requires:

    • Health Requirements
    • Criminal Background Check
    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
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    Semester 1
    501-101Medical Terminology3
    501-107Digital Literacy for Healthcare2
    509-101Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures2
    509-102Human Body in Health and Disease3
    509-107Medical Office Insurance and Finance2
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101College 1012
    Total 17
    Semester 2
    160-151Specialized Insurance Claims3
    160-152Electronic Patient Billing3
    160-154Medical Office Administration2
    160-160Medical Office Practicum2
    501-108Pharmacology for Allied Health2
    509-109Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism2
    Total 14
    Total Credits31