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Medical Administrative Specialist

Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge, competencies and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of health care settings.

Description

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of clerical, secretarial, and administrative support positions in the medical field. Training includes but is not limited to the use of technology to develop communication skills, higher level thinking skills, decision making skills; medical terminology; the performance of office procedures specific to the medical environment; using advanced features of business software applications; research of job opportunities; and the production of high quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents.

The program includes the current software used in offices today in addition to specialized medical and medical billing software.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B070300 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs
OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150
OTA0041 B Front Desk Specialist 300
OTA0631 C Medical Office Technologist 300
OTA0651 D Medical Administrative Specialist 300
* OCP A contains the core courses for this program. If the student has credit for this course in high school, the student may start with OCP B, Front Desk Specialist.
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students are eligible to take these exams:

  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), National Healthcareer Association
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

  • Valencia College:
    • Medical Administration AS degree – 18 credits

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