Medical Office Assistant

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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

From 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 need to 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.

Medical secretaries’ positions will grow 10% from 2019-2029 nationally according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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.

Office Technology Faculty

Nathan Wilkins

Nathan Wilkins

Professor of Office Systems Technology
Kerri Richards

Kerri Richards

Professor of Office Systems Technology

Contact Us

Nathan Wilkins

Professor of Office Systems Technology

Phone  |  618-545-3316

Main Campus


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Main Campus

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