Graduates are highly trained office specialists who are responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day medical office functions of patient appointment scheduling, telephone communications, medical record maintenance, medical transcription, and patient billing processes. Successful medical office specialists have excellent communication skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism in their work. Emphasis areas available in the major include medical insurance/coding and medical transcription.
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: Distance Education
|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|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|HLTH 1140||Electronic Health Records||3|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||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
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 Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
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