Medical Administrative Specialist

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101604

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

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

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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 2019-2020 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.

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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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    60
    Tuition
    $8190.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1027.45
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $9217.45
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2018
    Number of Program Graduates 6
    Number of Surveys Sent 6
    Number of Surveys Returned 1
    Percent of Surveys Returned 16.70%
    Available for Employment 1
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2018
    Graduates Employed 1
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 1
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 4 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 1
    Very Satisfied 1
    Percent Very Satisfied 100.00%
    Satisfied 0
    Percent Satisfied 0.00%
    Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 1
    Preparation for Getting a Job 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00%
    Career Change 0
    Percent Career Change 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00%
    Personal Interest 1
    Percent Personal Interest 100.00%
    Other 0
    Percent Other 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1
    Before Enrollment 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00%
    While Attending the College 0
    Percent While Attending the College 0.00%
    After Training at the College 1
    Percent After Training at the College 100.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 1
    In College District 0
    Percent In College District 0.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 100.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1
    Average Monthly Wage $2,790
    Average Hourly Wage $16.22
    Average Work Hours per Week 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Admissions Representative

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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.