3360 | Medical Administrative Specialist – OC

The Occupational Certificate (OC) program in 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 0311Occupational Business English 48
 OTA 0311LOccupational Business English Lab 48
 OTA 0101Occupational Introductory Keyboarding 48
 OTA 0101LOccupational Introductory Keyboarding Lab 48
 MEA 0230Occupational Medical Terminology I 48
 MEA 0230LOccupational Medical Terminology I Lab 48
 OTA 0490Occupational Personal Business Skills 48
 OTA 0490LOccupational Personal Business Skills Lab 48
 MEA 0310Occupational Medical Office Procedures 48
 OTA 0310LOccupational Medical Office Procedures Lab 48
Second Term
*MEA 0334Occupational Medical Insurance and Billing 48
 OTA 0334LOccupational Medical Insurance and Billing Lab 48
 OCA 0301Occupational Word Processing MS Word 48
 OTA 0301LOccupational Word Processing MS Word Lab 48
 OTA 0501Occupational Business Math using Spreadsheets 48
 OTA 0501LOccupational Business Math using Spreadsheets Lab 48
*MEA 0332Occupational Coding for Medical Assisting 48
 MEA 0332LOccupational Coding for Medical Assisting Lab 48
 MEA 0239Occupational Medical Terminology II 48
 MEA 0239LOccupational Medical Terminology II Lab 48
First Summer Flex Session
 OTA 0422LOffice Practices Lab 42
 OTA 0943Occupational 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.

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