Program Description

The Medical Office Specialist Technical Diploma program prepares learners to serve patient and organizational needs by performing a variety of office support or business functions within a health care organization. Graduates of this program can work in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital or obtain 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.

Please note: This program is subject to the Clock-to-Credit Hour Conversion and will not be eligible for full financial aid funding based on the program’s credit hours.

Approximate Cost

$5,497
Tuition: $4833 , Books: $664

Starting Salary

$27,456–$36,878
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

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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.

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

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

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism in the workplace
  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Medical Office Specialist

Courses

The Medical Office Specialist Technical Diploma is a 29 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Please note: This program is subject to the Clock-to-Credit Hour Conversion and will not be eligible for full financial aid funding based on the program’s credit hours.

First Term

POWERPOINT LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 1.00
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS 1.00
HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES 3.00
FOUNDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE 3.00
INTEGRATED MEDICAL OFFICE 2.00
MICROSOFT WORD APPLICATIONS 2.00
RECORDS MANAGEMENT 1 1.00
OFFICE PORTFOLIO 2.00
RECORDS MANAGEMENT 2 2.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Additional Information

Clock-to-Credit Hour Conversion

This program is subject to the Clock-to-Credit Hour Conversion and will not be eligible for full financial aid funding based on the program’s credit hours.

Term Course Credit Hours Financial Aid Credit Hours
1 COLLEGE 101 1 1
1 POWERPOINT LEVEL 1 1 1
1 EXCEL LEVEL 1 1 1
1 WORD LEVEL 1 1 1
1 MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 1 1
1 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1 1
1 10-KEY BY TOUCH 1 1
1 ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 3
1 COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 1 1
1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS 1 .9
1 HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION 3 3
2 MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES 3 3
2 FOUNDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE 3 3
2 INTEGRATED MEDICAL OFFICE 2 2
2 MICROSOFT WORD APPLICATIONS 2 2
2 RECORDS MANAGEMENT 1 1 .9
2 OFFICE PORTFOLIO 2 2
2 RECORDS MANAGEMENT 2 2 2

For more information, please refer to our Financial Aid Policies.

Admissions Process

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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.