Medical Office Assistant

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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This degree prepares students to enter the workforce in an office setting, including hospitals, physician offices, and other medical specialty offices. The degree also requires students to work in the field during the second year of study to gain valuable skills.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Medical secretaries/office assistants transcribe dictation, prepare correspondence, and assist physicians or medical scientists with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. They also record simple medical histories, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, and order supplies. Most medical secretaries must be familiar with insurance rules, billing practices, and hospital or laboratory procedures. Other technical secretaries who assist engineers or scientists may prepare correspondence, maintain their organization’s technical library, and gather and edit materials for scientific papers.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical secretaries’ positions will grow 11% from 2020-2030 nationally.


Program Details


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy and also properly create and format business correspondence. 
  • Proficient in MS Office including the use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. 
  • Use information technology tools specific to business to access, manage, integrate, and create information.
  • Recognize and show proficiency using medical terminology. 
  • Demonstrate effective and professional written communication.

Students completing this degree must also complete curriculum requirements aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes.

Office Technology Faculty

Nathan Wilkins

Nathan Wilkins

Professor Office System Technology
Kerri Richards

Kerri Richards

Professor Office System Technology

Contact Us

Nathan Wilkins

Professor Office System Technology

Phone  |  618-545-3316

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 209


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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