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Medical Office Professional

Medical Office Professional Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Event Date

10/04/17

Time

6:00pm

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Medical Office Professional

Program Overview

Medical office professionals are critical to the support of clinical staff in the health care industry. Physicians, nurses and other direct patient-contact personnel rely on well-trained medical office professionals to assist them in the creation, maintenance, and retention of quality medical documentation based on patient care. The medical office professional’s job may include transcribing medical documents, creating and processing correspondence, scheduling patient appointments, scanning documents into digital health records, releasing patient information, collecting or abstracting medical data, understanding reimbursement methodologies, meeting physician documentation needs, and other related duties.

Applicants for the Medical Office Professional Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree should possess excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, good spelling, finger dexterity, and extreme accuracy in their work. ​​​​ Candidates considering this field should be comfortable reading and analyzing data for long periods of time, listening to dictated material for extended periods, assisting the patient documentation needs, and working on an independent basis.​

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN

What You'll Learn

  • ​Computer software applications, including advanced spreadsheet and database use
  • Medical terminology and understanding of human disease, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology
  • Patient confidentiality including HIPAA privacy rules
  • How to transcribe and edit medical reports and related office correspondence
  • Professional interaction with healthcare provides and patients

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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    ​Keyboarding Skills 
    Minimum of 40 WPM with 3 errors or less or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1400.​

    Computer Skills
    Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet usage or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1418.​

  • Career Settings

    • ​​Medical offices and clinics 
    • Hospitals 
    • Long-term care facilities 
    • Surgery centers
    • Speciality clinics
    • Rehabilitation centers
    • Insurance companies
    • Government agencies
    Potential Employers
    • University of MN, Academic Health Center
    • HealthPartners
    • HealthEast Care System
    • Fairview Health Services​
  • Transfer Pathways

    Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. For more information please contact a transfer specialist or go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​

    ​Medical Office Professional AAS Degree

    • ​BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
    • BS Healthcare and Human Service Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus
    • BA Health Care Administration, Concordia University-St. Paul​
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  • Additional Benefits

    ​Graduates of Medical Office Professional program are eligible to apply to write the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity, Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) examination.​

  • Program Advisor

    ​​​Jennifer Anglin 
    jennifer.anglin@saintpaul.edu

    ​Kelly Dale ​
    kelly.dale@saintpaul.edu

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Career Information

Information provided by www.careerwise.mnscu.edu.

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