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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
Required
ADMM1110 Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1140 Medical Language Applications 3
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM1160 Beginning Medical Transcription 3
ADMM2122 Medical Office Management 3
ADMM2234 Professional Development 2
ADMM2270 Medical Office Simulation 2
ADMS1116 Business Communications I 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
HLTH2208 Pathophysiology 3
MNTC Courses
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
3
PSYC2222 Developmental Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *
3

MNTC Electives ...

9

Elective Credits ...

4

Total Credits: 60

* To complete an AAS degree, courses must be taken from at least 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.

 

About this program

The Medical Administrative Assistant AAS program prepares students to work in a variety of medical settings, handling all types of administrative duties for private practices, hospitals and clinics. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the medical secretary through the addition of liberal arts classes as preparation for leadership roles. Graduates of this program are highly-trained office specialists who are prepared to accept responsibility for the coordination of medical office functions and patient billing processes. Successful medical administrative assistants have excellent communication skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism. All courses in the program incorporate the skills needed for employment in the medical administrative assistant profession.
 

Program outcomes

1. Demonstrate professional business communication.
2. Communicate using the language of medicine.
3. Utilize computer and other technology for health care applications.
4. Prepare and manage the health care record.
5. Exhibit ethical behavior in the health care setting.
6. Perform diagnosis and procedure coding.
7. Apply bookkeeping and insurance procedures.
8. Perform medical administrative responsibilities (i.e. appointment scheduling, telephone procedures) to provide optimal services to the patient and employer.
9. Apply critical thinking skills.
10. Explain social behaviors and interactions between individuals, groups and institutions.
11. Demonstrate organizational skills.
 

Employment information

Healthcare has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, and demographics of our society assure this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

Graduates of the Medical Administrative Assistant AAS program have employment opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings including, but not limited to, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals and dental offices.
 

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.