Medical Information Technology - Medical Administrative Assisting A.A.S.

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Michelle Boller, Director

Medical administrative assistants are critical to a healthcare facility. They are the first person a patient talks to or meets when they come in for care. This program offers students a career in this fascinating and high-demand medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in these medical areas are expected to increase over 20 percent in the next several years.

In the first year of this program students will receive the Medical Reception certificate. Upon completion, students will continue to develop skills to:

  • Effectively and confidentially communicate with patients, maintain patient records, schedule appointments, and transcribe letters and patient chart notes
  • Post charges and payments and submit insurance claims using current coding procedures
  • Create and update the office procedures manual, assist in improving work flow and office efficiencies, and supervise and communicate with office personnel

Graduates are prepared for employment in clinics, hospitals, private practices, insurance companies, and work-at-home opportunities. Students successfully completing the program are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree. Students may enter either Autumn or Spring semester.

Associate of Applied Science - Medical Information Technology; Medical Administrative Assisting Concentration

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 64-65

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.


Core Courses61
Math Requirement3-4
Total Hours64-65

Core Courses

Note: Substitutions are approved at the discretion of the program director. 

Complete all of the following courses:
ACTG 100Essentials of Accounting4
or ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures I
AHMS 108Health Data Content & Struct2
AHMS 144Medical Terminology3
AHMS 156Medical Billing Fundamentals3
AHMS 175Medical Law & Ethics2
AHMS 216Pharmaceutical Products3
AHMS 220Medical Office Procedures4
AHMS 252Computerized Medical Billing3
AHMS 298Medical Info Internship3
AMGT 240Admin Support for the Office3
BIOH 112Human Form and Function I3
BMGT 216Psych of Mgmt & Supervision4
BMGT 245Customer Service Management4
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
CAPP 154MS Word3
CAPP 156MS Excel3
CAPP 254Advanced MS Word3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
WRIT 121Intro to Technical Writing3
or WRIT 101 College Writing I
Total Hours59

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Math Requirement

Complete any Mathematics course numbered M 105 or above.3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-