Medical Administrative Specialist

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101604

Credits: 63

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method: Online and In Person Options

Program completed 100% online or 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,750.70
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,015.09
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

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
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Admission

To Apply
 

  • 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. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Outcomes

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.
Careers

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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    20182019
    Number of Program Graduates68
    Number of Surveys Sent68
    Number of Surveys Returned15
    Percent of Surveys Returned16.70%62.50%
    Available for Employment15
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market00
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    20182019
    Graduates Employed15
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation14
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%80.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation01
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%20.00%
    Employed - No Response00
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment00
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    20182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)43.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses15
    Very Satisfied (4)12
    Percent Very Satisfied100.00%40.00%
    Satisfied (3)03
    Percent Satisfied0.00%60.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)00
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)00
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    20182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses15
    Preparation for Getting a Job02
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.00%40.00%
    Career Change03
    Percent Career Change0.00%60.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills00
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education00
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%0.00%
    Personal Interest10
    Percent Personal Interest100.00%0.00%
    Other00
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    20182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses15
    Before Enrollment00
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%0.00%
    While Attending the College02
    Percent While Attending the College0.00%40.00%
    After Training at the College13
    Percent After Training at the College100.00%60.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    20182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses15
    In College District04
    Percent In College District0.00%80.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District10
    Percent of In Wisconsin100.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin01
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%20.00%
    Employer Location Unknown00
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend20182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count13
    Average Monthly Wage$2,790 $2,824
    Average Hourly Wage$16.22 $16.42
    Average Work Hours per Week4040
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week30
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Exact Sciences Revenue Cycle Associate
    Group Health Cooperative Health Information Review Technician
    Northfield Hospital Patient Services Representative Northfield MN
    Spherion Staffing Services Customer Support

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Flexible Learning Options

We offer a variety of flexible learning options including hybrid, online, and online-live instruction. Out-of-state students can complete the Medical Administrative Specialist program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.