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Medical Administrative Specialist

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101064


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.

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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.

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.

Medical Administrative Specialist

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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.


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.

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 

Graduates of this program typically earn $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.