Rochester Community and Technical College

851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904-4999

Medical Secretary - Associate of Applied Science

Program Details

Rochester Community and Technical College offers a Medical Secretary Associate in Applied Science Degree that prepares students to work in agencies such as hospitals, clinics or medical groups as secretaries to surgeons or physicians. Students will receive extensive training in medical terminology, office technology, and medical transcription. This online based program consists of 60 credit hours that can be completed in at least two years.

Students enrolled in the Medical Secretary (AAS) program at Rochester Community and Technical College are required to complete Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) General Education requirements and Professionally-Related Business requirements. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum General Education requirements are classified into 9 total Goals. These goals include courses in the following categories: Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Natural Sciences, History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, Human Diversity, Computer/Information Literacy, and Career and Personal Development. This program has been designed with extra general education requirements for students who may want to transfer to another program/institution.

Professionally-Related Business Requirements include subjects such as online learning and computing, keyboarding, human relations, medical terminology, medical transcription, information resource management, business communications, computer voice recognition, customer service skills, medical office procedures, developing an electronic portfolio, and pathophysiology and pharmacology. A computer course is also required in order to complete the program.

Students who enter this program must also be proficient in keyboarding by typing at least 35 words per minute. Enrolled students who do not meet this requirement are encouraged to enter a keyboarding course. Keyboarding course BTEC 1050 will not count towards credits required to complete the program.

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
  • Completion Time:
    60

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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