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Medical Administrative Specialist

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101604


Instructors in Madison College's Medical Administrative Specialist degree program will prepare you to work in a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital setting. This degree will also provide excellent preparation for office positions at any business. At the end of the program, you will have the potential to also become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Graduates from this program are qualified to complete professional examinations and earn certification(s) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Voluntary, eligible certifications include Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS), and/or Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS).  NHA is the national leader in allied health professional certifications and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. 

Please note: Healthcare employers require all applicants complete and pass a background check as a condition of employment.

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Program Details

The Medical Administrative Specialist associate degree program is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree, a medical billing specialist technical diploma and a healthcare receptionist technical diploma. All will prepare you for a good job and with an associate degree you can transfer to another school to work toward a bachelor's degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your own career path.

Students in the Medical Administrative Specialist program can attend full or part time.

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Medical Administrative Specialist associate degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

All courses for this program are offered online and in person.

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To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

In-person Program         Online Program

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

1 credits

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester


After completing the Medical Administrative Specialist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures.
  • Maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Model professionalism in the workplace.
  • Process insurance claims.

Madison College's Medical Administrative Specialist associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of medical administration including:

  • Medical Administrative Assistant 
  • Clinical Administrative Coordinator 
  • Patient Appointment Scheduler 
  • Medical Receptionist 
  • Medical Records Clerk 
  • Medical Secretary 
  • Health Unit Coordinator 
  • Medical Billing Specialist 
  • Insurance Claims Processor 
  • Program Assistant 
  • Word Processing Operator 
  • Admitting/Discharge Clerk 
  • Department/Clinic Assistant 

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Flexible Learning Options

Out-of-state students can complete the Medical Administrative Specialist program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.