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3360 | Medical Administrative Specialist

Occupational Certificate

Description of Program:

The medical administrative specialist certificate prepares you for employment as an administrative medical office assistant, medical records clerk, or receptionist in a medical office, hospital, clinic, or other community health agency. Course content includes basic and advanced medical office procedures, medical terminology, computerized billing/insurance claim processing, introduction to medical coding, business communication, office skills training, keyboarding, filing, handling the telephone, word processing, medical document transcribing, and calculating. Emphasis is placed on employability skills to include resume writing and interview preparation. You will also have an opportunity to extern in a medical office setting.

Class Meetings: Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Length: Twelve (12) months, 1050 contact hours / 35 occupational credits


First Term
  OTA 0311 Occupational Business English   48
  OTA 0311L Occupational Business English Lab   48
  OTA 0101 Occupational Introductory Keyboarding   48
  OTA 0101L Occupational Introductory Keyboarding Lab   48
  MEA 0230 Occupational Medical Terminology I   48
  MEA 0230L Occupational Medical Terminology I Lab   48
  OTA 0490 Occupational Personal Business Skills   48
  OTA 0490L Occupational Personal Business Skills Lab   48
  MEA 0310 Occupational Medical Office Procedures   48
  OTA 0310L Occupational Medical Office Procedures Lab   48
Second Term
* MEA 0334 Occupational Medical Insurance and Billing   48
  OTA 0334L Occupational Medical Insurance and Billing Lab   48
  OCA 0301 Occupational Word Processing MS Word   48
  OTA 0301L Occupational Word Processing MS Word Lab   48
  OTA 0501 Occupational Business Math using Spreadsheets   48
  OTA 0501L Occupational Business Math using Spreadsheets Lab   48
* MEA 0332 Occupational Coding for Medical Assisting   48
  MEA 0332L Occupational Coding for Medical Assisting Lab   48
  MEA 0239 Occupational Medical Terminology II   48
  MEA 0239L Occupational Medical Terminology II Lab   48
First Summer Flex Session
  OTA 0422L Office Practices Lab   42
  OTA 0943 Occupational Office Internship/Externship   48

* Check the course descriptions for prerequisites.
  • If you enter the Medical Administrative Specialist Occupational Certificate Program in spring or summer term, you will have limited course selection and may require more than one year to complete.
  • OTA 0422L is still active as a standalone lab. All new labs are equivalent to OTA 0422L.
Gainful Employment Disclosure


Award Year 2010-2011    2011-2012
Students Completing Program* 2 8
Program Costs:  
  Tuition and Fees $3,677.40 $3,394.12
  Books and Supplies $1,434.00 $1,434.00
  Total $5,111.40 $4,828.12
Debt at Program Completion:  
  Median of Federal Loans $0.00 $0.00
  Median of Private Loans $0.00 $0.00
Program Completion in Normal Time:  
  Normal Program Length 11 months 11 months
  Students Completing in Normal Time NA 0.00%
Job Placement Rate for Completers: NA NA
NA - Data Not Available  
* - Completers data based on fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)