Medical Administrative Assistant graduates are prepared to assume many of the same responsibilities as medical secretaries. In addition, medical administrative assistants have education in topics relating to medical office management.
Graduates of the medical secretary, medical administrative secretary and emphasis area programs have employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, and dental offices.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Medical Secretary in the state of Minnesota is $19.00 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 13%, a very high-growth career.
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View semester order by campus: Online
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ADMM 1110||Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt||3|
|ADMM 1120||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|ADMM 1135||Medical Language Applic||4|
|ADMM 1150||Medical Billing/Insurance||3|
|ADMM 1160||CPT/HCPCS Coding||3|
|ADMM 1165||ICD Coding||3|
|ADMM 2280||Medical Office Simulation||3|
|ADMS 1100||Keyboarding I||3|
|ADMS 1116||Business Communications||3|
|CPTR 1104||Intro to Computer Tech||3|
|CRLT 2103||Job Seeking/Keeping||1|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|HLTH 1140||Electronic Health Records||3|
|MKTG 2120||Supervisory Leadership||3|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|PHIL 2210||Morals and Medicine||3|
|G1: Communication Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
Program Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|G1: Communications Electives|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|SPCH 1103||Interpersonal Communicati||3|
All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate.
The program requires students to have current working knowledge of specific required technical courses. Courses older than 5 years will not be accepted for transfer into the program:
ADMM1110 Intro Hlth Info Mgmt
ADMM1120 Medical Office Procedures
ADMM1130 Medical Transcription
ADMM1135 Medical Language Applications
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance
ADMM1160 CPT/HCPCS Coding
ADMM1165 ICD Coding
BIOL2252 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL2254 Anatomy & Physiology II
CPTR1104 Intro to Computers
HLTH1106 Medical Terminology
HLTH1140 Electronic Health Records
These courses may be waived if an applicant has recent experience working or education in the health -- science fields.
Computer required. Web cam and online proctoring fees may apply.
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of "C" or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Next Generation Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump start your career, or something in between - you'll find it at Northland.
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