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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
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
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 Electives ...


Elective Credits ...


Total Credits: 44


About this program

Medical office assistants are highly-trained office specialists who participate in the coordination of medical office functions including patient appointment scheduling, telephone communications, medical record maintenance, medical transcription and patient billing processes. Successful medical office 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 office 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.
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. 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 Office Assistant Diploma 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.

Gainful employment report


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.