Program Description

The Medical Office Specialist serves patient and organizational needs by performing a variety of office support or business functions within a health care organization. The Medical Office Specialist Technical Diploma program prepares students for work in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital or for employment wherever knowledge of medical terminology, professional procedures and ethics is required. Duties of a Medical Office Specialist may include scheduling appointments, screening and making telephone calls, obtaining and verifying patient registration information, transcribing medical dictation, preparing and maintaining medical records, preparing correspondence, preparing patient billing and insurance claims, performing financial and bookkeeping procedures, arranging outside appointments, admissions and managing daily office activities.

Approximate Cost

$8,539
Tuition: $6129 , Books: $2410

Starting Salary

$26,515

Financial Aid

Available

Students Enjoy…

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems
  • Provide customer service skills in a professional manner
  • Adhere to security/privacy/confidentiality policies
  • Use reference materials to research information
  • Apply medical language and AHDI formatting guidelines in all medical documents
  • Produce quality medical and business documents
  • Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance in the health care environment
  • Perform medical office administrative functions

Courses

The Medical Office Specialist Technical Diploma is a 30 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 1.00
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1.00
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS 1.00
HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION 3.00
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.00

Second Term

FOUNDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE 3.00
INTEGRATED MEDICAL OFFICE 2.00
MICROSOFT WORD APPLICATIONS 2.00
INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT 3.00
OFFICE PORTFOLIO 2.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Additional Information

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $34.50 non-refundable application and new student orientation fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.