Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS

Program Description

The Mid-Plains Community College Associate of Applied Science in Business - Medical Administrative Assistant Emphasis is a two-year program that provides specialized training in medical office technology including medical terminology, scheduling, billing, insurance, transcription and office management.

Students will also develop skills in communication, general and specific office tasks, and computer applications.

Graduates will be qualified to hold positions in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, health departments, insurance company offices and other medical and surgical organizations. Many medical transcriptionists telecommute from home-based offices, while others work in medical facilities such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, or clinics.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities with this degree may include the following:

  • Medical secretaries
  • Medical records clerks
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Office clerks
  • Schedulers
  • Receptionists
  • Information clerks
  • Medical accounting clerks

Associate of Applied Science Degree Business

Medical Administrative Assistant Emphasis

Suggested Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester
FallCredit Hours
OFFT 1070 Business English 3.0
OFFT 1160 Input Keyboard Technology II 3.0
OFFT 2080 Business Mathematics 3.0
OFFT 2500 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3.0
OFFT 2520 ICD-10 Coding 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Second Semester
Spring
BIOS 1100
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
or Human Anatomy/Physiology I
3.0-4.0
OFFT 2550 Computerized Med Office Proc 3.0
OFFT 2560 CPT Coding 3.0
BSAD 2510 Business Computer Systems 3.0
Select one of the following: 3.0
Business & Professional Speaking  
Fund of Human Communication  
 Credit Hours15.0-16.0
Third Semester
Fall
ACCT 1025
Introduction to Accounting
or Principles of Accounting I
3.0
BSAD 2250 Business Communications 3.0
CSCE 2570 Desktop Publishing 3.0
OFFT 2050 Information Management 3.0
OFFT 2530 Medical Transcription I 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Fourth Semester
Spring
BSAD 1010 Personal/Professional Development 3.0
OFFT 2170 MS Office Integration 3.0
OFFT 2350 Administrative Proc & Mgmt 3.0
OFFT 2570 Medical Billing & Reimbursement 3.0
SOCI 1000
Human Relations: People Skills
or Personal Finance
3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
 Total Credit Hours60.0-61.0

Medical Administrative Assistant On-Line Option

Students wishing to complete this degree solely online should follow the sequence of study below.  All courses are offered online in all terms unless otherwise noted.

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester
FallCredit Hours
BSAD 2510 Business Computer Systems 3.0
OFFT 2080 Business Mathematics (Also offered online in the Spring) 3.0
OFFT 2500 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3.0
OFFT 2520 ICD-10 Coding (Only offered online in the Fall) 3.0
 Credit Hours12.0
Second Semester
Spring
BIOS 1100
Basic Anatomy & Physiology (Only offered online in the Spring)
or Human Anatomy/Physiology I
3.0 - 4.0
BSAD 1030
Business & Professional Speaking
or Fund of Human Communication
3.0
OFFT 2550 Computerized Med Office Proc (Only offered online in the Spring) 3.0
OFFT 2560 CPT Coding (Only offered online in the Spring) 3.0
OFFT 1160 Input Keyboard Technology II (Also offered online in Summer) 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0-16.0
Third Semester
Summer
OFFT 1070 Business English (Only offered online in Summer) 3.0
 Credit Hours3.0
Fourth Semester
Fall
ACCT 1025
Introduction to Accounting
or Principles of Accounting I
3.0
BSAD 2250 Business Communications 3.0
CSCE 2570 Desktop Publishing (Only offered online in the Fall) 3.0
OFFT 2050 Information Management (Only offered online in the Fall) 3.0
OFFT 2530 Medical Transcription I (Only offered online in the Fall) 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Fifth Semester
Spring
BSAD 1010 Personal/Professional Development 3.0
BSAD 1100
Personal Finance
or Human Relations: People Skills
3.0
OFFT 2170 MS Office Integration (Also offered online in Summer) 3.0
OFFT 2350 Administrative Proc & Mgmt (Only offered online in the Spring) 3.0
OFFT 2570
Medical Billing & Reimbursement (Only offered online in the Spring)
or Human Relations: People Skills
3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
 Total Credit Hours60.0-61.0