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    medical office management


      Program Number: 10-160-3
      School Year: 2018-2019
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac

      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 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).  Students will also earn a local certificate (Healthcare Leadership). Click here to discover more about the different career pathways in the Medical Office Cluster programs. 

      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

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      • 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.   
      • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   

      Please visit the Admissions page for general information.


      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
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      160-151Specialized Insurance Claims3
      160-152Electronic Patient Billing3
      160-154Medical Office Administration4
      160-160Medical Office Practicum2
      501-108Pharmacology for Allied Health2
      509-109Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism2
      Semester 3
      196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      804-107College Mathematics3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
      Semester 4
      160-162Medical Practice Management3
      160-166Medical Office Management Capstone1
      196-190Leadership Development3
      196-192Managing for Quality3
      196-169Diversity and Change Management3
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements67

      Students will earn an Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate when completing these courses.

      Students will earn a Medical Billing Specialist Certificate when completing these courses.

      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, health requirements, and criminal background check prior to Medical Office Practicum.

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.