The Medical Office Specialist program is designed to prepare the student to work in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals/medical centers, clinics, health insurance companies and other health-related businesses. The office specialist works with administrative areas in the practice–including front office, transcription, insurance and billing–and is often the first contact with the patient. This program, however, is not designed to prepare the student for direct patient care.
The Medical Office Specialist AAS degree includes an internship. Students are required to find their internship and have it approved by their instructor prior to the start of the semester in which they will be taking the internship class. Most internships require passing a background check. Felonies or other serious charges may keep the student from finding an internship site. Students unable to complete the internship will be unable to complete the Medical Office Specialist AAS degree. The Medical Office Specialist diploma does not require an internship; however, a felony or other serious charge may prevent the student from being employed.
To successfully complete this program, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. A grade of “C” or better is required in the first course of a sequential course offering before enrolling in the second-level course of the sequence or in the prerequisite course. This includes ADM 157 , ADM 215 , BCA 131 , BCA 212 , HSC 120 , HSC 121 , MAP 141 , MAP 532 , MTR 120 and MTR 121 .
Upon successful completion of all prescribed coursework, the student is eligible to receive an AAS degree. A student completing only the first three semesters of coursework is eligible to receive a diploma.
For more information about the Medical Office Specialist program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/btec/.
Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Students start Fall semester.
Not all courses are offered at each campus every semester. Academic advisors are available to assist with scheduling.
Program Entry Requirements
It is strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in this program.
- Complete an application for admission.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
- Complete the required COMPASS testing, obtaining a satisfactory score in COMPASS Writing (70 or higher), ACT writing score of 19 or higher, completion of ENG 060 with a grade of “B” or higher or program chairperson approval.
- Complete the required ALEKS math placement test with a score of 9% or higher.
- Keyboarding speed of 40 nwpm or above as demonstrated by a five-minute test using the DMACC testing center.
To earn a Medical Office Specialist diploma or AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.