Office Administration [Medical Option]


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Program Description

The Program – Office Administration – Medical Option

Perform administrative and managerial functions within a healthcare environment including physician’s offices, clinics, health departments, hospitals, insurance companies, and social service agencies.

Your Degree

A two-year, full-time, or part-time degree schedule. This curriculum includes computer, business, communications, and medical courses.

What you’ll learn

  • Apply administrative skills to effectively organize and manage work time and priorities.
  • Use e-technologies to evaluate business problems and apply software applications to record, analyze, and present information.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism.
  • Communicate effectively both in writing and orally with co-workers, customers, and managers.
  • Manage finances including bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and banking.
  • Perform mathematical calculations related to the office environment.
  • Use record control systems to streamline information management.
  • Integrate administrative and technology skills in making business decisions and performing business functions.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and apply legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment.
  • Showcase organizational skills by producing a professional portfolio.
  • Prepare for employment in an office administration career.
  • Perform administrative duties such as maintaining medical records, scheduling appointments, document production, and apply computer management tools and equipment to achieve them.
  • Review and interpret medical records for disease processes, surgical procedures, and other medical treatments code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement by Medicare, Medicaid, and medical insurances using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding.
  • Perform in a safe manner that minimizes risk to patients, self, and others.

Career Information

Note:  Employment in the health care industry may require a criminal background check facilitated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification in accordance with Senate Bill 38 and House Bill 160. Additionally, a credit check and/or drug screening may be requested by companies in accordance with their policies.  Individuals who have been convicted of a crime, including felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or drug-related arrests may be ineligible for employment. Students will not complete the co-op experience within the health care industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounts Coordinator
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Billing Specialist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Scribe

Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required.  Any college foundation courses recommended by placement assessment results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu


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