Medical Office Management

Program Number: 10-160-3
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Advance your current career in health care or get started in the industry in less than two years with a Medical Office Management associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Launch your career in the health care industry with a Medical Office Management degree from Moraine Park.

Medical office managers play a crucial role in the health care industry by planning and coordinating all aspects of medical and health services, including facility operations, clinical departments, and even management of a group practice of physicians.

The program is comprised of a progressive career ladder transitioning from a certificate (Administrative Medical Assistant) --> technical diploma (Medical Assistant) --> associate degree (Medical Office Management).   

What You’ll Learn

Medical Office Management students gain knowledge in health care leadership practices, perform quality and risk management assessments, understand medical terminology and human anatomy, practice legal and ethical compliance in a health care setting, use electronic medical record (EMR) software and manage employee relations.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

 

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

This program also requires:

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs

Tuition

Occupational

  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare 2
509-101 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures 2
509-102 Human Body in Health and Disease 3
509-303 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1 2
509-304 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1 4
890-101 College 101 2
 Credits18
Semester 2
501-108 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2
509-107 Medical Office Insurance and Finance 2
509-109 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism 2
509-305 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2 2
509-306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2 3
509-310 Medical Assistant Practicum 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
 Credits17
Semester 3
102-110 Introduction to Business 3
196-191 Supervision 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
Communication Course 3
Social Science Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
160-162 Medical Practice Management 3
160-166 Medical Office Management Capstone 1
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
Behavioral Science Course 3
Social Science Course 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits63

Additional Program Requirements

Students are required to complete Healthcare Provider CPR prior to Medical Office Practicum.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures and business operations
  • Apply technology skills to business and leadership tasks
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism and leadership in a healthcare setting
  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
 

 Pathways

Earn a certificate, a technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities

  • Physician's offices and clinics
  • Health insurance companies
  • Nursing homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Public health departments

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

$35,000