The School of Medical Sciences

Medical Administrative Specialist

Platt College’s Medical Administrative Specialist program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field.

You can earn your Associate’s degree in as little as 15-months!

Medical Administrative Specialist
About the Program

Program Details

Medical Administrative Specialists are an essential part of the health-care office.

Medical Administrative Specialists perform a variety of tasks necessary to running a smooth, effective medical office. These individuals focus on many administrative procedures.

Medical Administrative Specialists perform a variety of tasks necessary to running a smooth, effective medical office. These individuals focus on many administrative procedures of medical offices, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Some of these skills include billing, coding, scheduling, transcription, office finance, human resources and computer skills. Medical Administrative Specialist students will learn the skills that may lead to becoming an office manager in a clinical setting.

Vocational Objective

The intent of the Medical Administrative Specialist programs is to provide an enriched learning opportunity that will prepare the student for entry-level employment in the health care industry. Students in the Medical Administrative Specialist programs will graduate with a professional knowledge, skills, and practical experience in the health services field acquired during their studies at Platt College. Employment opportunities open to the graduates of the Medical Administrative Specialist programs include: Medical Administrative Assistant, Podiatric Medical Administrative Assistant, and Ophthalmic Medical Administrative Assistant. Industries that will be interested in these graduates include, but are not limited to, ambulatory settings such as medical offices, clinics, nursing homes, medical supply companies, home health agencies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies.

Skills learned in the program include:

  • Medical billing and coding, including DRG coding and billing for hospitals, managed care and private plans, state and government plans
  • Patient scheduling
  • Medical transcription
  • Office finance, including accounts payable and office bookkeeping
  • Computer skills

Platt College’s Medical Administrative Specialist program is right for you

  • Earn your Associates degree, not just a certificate
  • Convenient morning and evening class schedules- so you can continue to work while you earn your degree
  • Full-time career services staff and a clinical externship coordinator
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

 

Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.

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