Clerical jobs are among the top five occupations for projected growth nationally. Madison Area Technical College has developed this certificate to help you get hired, promoted or to update your skills by providing basic medical reception skills used in today’s modern medical offices. Full- and part-time positions are available in small and large healthcare organizations through Wisconsin and the United States. Typical working hours in this occupation are weekday business hours, generally 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with some variation.
The skills obtained in the Basic Medical Reception Skills Certificate may be applied to the Medical Administrative Specialist Associate in Applied Science degree program and the Medical Transcriptionist Technical Diploma program. In addition, many of the certificate credits may be applied to other programs at Madison Area Technical College.
This certificate is available to those working full time seeking skills to change careers. Current Madison Area Technical College students may complete this certificate in conjunction with their existing course work. Most courses are available both online and in the classroom.
Students who successfully complete this certificate typically earn $9.50 to $13.00 per hour based on their experience and other job skills.
To earn a certificate, you need to apply for admission. A grade of C or better is required in each course to award the certificate. No more than 50% of the certificate credits may be through advanced standing.
Online Certificate Application
Create an ApplyWeb account and follow the instructions to complete the Online Certificate Application. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by credit card, debit card or electronic check) with your application. Applicants may submit more than one certificate application per term using the Online Certificate Application; the same fees apply for each additional application.
Paper Certificate Application
You can request a paper application from the Enrollment Center at (608) 246-6210. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by check or money order) with your application. Effective January 1, 2011, the non-refundable paper certificate application fee will be $20. Please note: using a paper application can delay the processing of your admission application additional two weeks.
Certificates are not eligible for financial aid.
With advanced training students may find employment as:
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