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Associate of Applied Science in Medical Administrative Assistant
The Medical Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College teaches students about the administrative duties involved in various medical facilities including private practices, hospitals, and clinics. Students should gain the skills and knowledge needed in this expanded secretarial role such as skills in patient billing and other medical office functions. Those who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and professional skills. These skills will provide students the ability to offer excellent patient service and make sound decisions regarding patient outcomes.
Upon completion of the program students will learn to understand and use the language of medicine, use technology for healthcare applications, manage and prepare health records, and perform diagnosis and procedure coding. Students should also exhibit an ethical behavior within the healthcare setting. Other skills include performing bookkeeping and insurance procedures as well as telephone procedures in order to provide the best patient and employer services. The program has 60 credit hours and involves courses on topics such as medical documentation, medical transcription, outpatient coding, business communications, and medical terminology.
The program also includes general education courses which are a part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and involves college writing and psychology. Students may be required to take developmental courses in reading, math, and writing in order to prepare them for education on a college level; whether these classes are required is determined by the student’s score on the Accuplacer assessment.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a member of NC-SARA. This program may not be authorized for students residing in non-member states and territories.
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