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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.