To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/medical-office-specialist/
Program Number: 31-160-3
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Become a medical office specialist in less than a year with a diploma from Moraine Park Technical College and prepare for a rewarding health care career.
About the Program
Medical office specialists are typically the first to greet patients as they walk in the door and play a crucial role in the patient experience.
Medical office specialists combine medical office skills with computer skills, understand the importance of patient confidentiality and have strong human relations skills necessary for working with patients.
Graduates of the Medical Office Specialist program may be eligible to write the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) exam offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
What You’ll Learn
The Medical Office Specialist program prepares students for entry-level work in the healthcare industry through a solid foundation in medical terminology, medical coding, customer service, ethics in a healthcare setting and human anatomy. MPTC students also gain hands-on experience using software and technology in a medical setting though maintaining patient charts and using electronic medical records.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
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.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs 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.
Plan of Study Grid
||Digital Literacy for Healthcare
||Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures
||Human Body in Health and Disease
||English Composition 1
||Principles of Accounting
||Medical Office Administration
||Medical Office Practicum
||Team Building and Problem Solving
||Pharmacology for Allied Health
||Medical Office Insurance and Finance
||Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism
| ||Total Credits||31|
Students in the Medical Office Specialist program are not required to take 509-304 as a prerequisite to 509-101 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures, 509-107 Medical Office Insurance and Finance and 509-109 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism.
Additional Program Requirements
Students are required to complete certification for healthcare provider CPR. 106-160 Medical Office Practicum must be taken the last semester before graduation.
- Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures.
- Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
- Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
- Maintain internal and external relationships.
- Model professionalism in a healthcare setting.