School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Medical Administrative Specialist

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101064


Our instructors in the Medical Administrative Specialist degree program will prepare you to work in a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital setting. This degree will also give you excellent prep for office positions at any business. At the end of the program you will have the potential to be MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certified as well.

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Program Details

Medical Administrative Specialist is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree, a medical billing specialist technical diploma and a health care 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 career path.

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

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

This program is also offered completely online.

Medical Administrative Specialist


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements. There is also an online and/or accelerated version of this program with additional admission requirements.

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.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

1 credits

Second Semester
Third Semester
Fourth Semester

3 credits

3 credits


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.

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 

Graduates of this program typically earn from $30,000 to $40,000 per year.

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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.