The Medical Administrative Specialist serves a key role in the medical office, clinic or hospital setting. This multi-skilled practitioner is competent in medical records management, insurance processing, coding and billing, management of practice finances, information processing, and fundamental office tasks. The practitioner maintains familiarity with clinical and technical concepts to coordinate administrative office functions in the health care setting. This program is approved by American Medical Technologists (AMT is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies NCCA) as a program of study for those who wish to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist – CMAS (AMT).


Required Coursework

ALH 205 Pharmacology* 3 credits
ALH 218 Medical Terminology* 3 credits
ALH 232 Administrative I – Medical Office Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 233 Administrative II – Advanced Medical Office Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law& Bioethics* 3 credits
ALH 281 Medical Administrative Specialist Practicum* 3 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 credits
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications* 4 credits
BUS 222 Medical Keyboarding/Word Processing* 3 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Software* 4 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communications* 3 credits

Business Focus – Add these courses

ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting* 2 credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications* 3 credits
BUS 260 Small Business Management* 3 credits

Coding Focus – Add these courses

ALH 111 Diagnostic Coding 3 credits
ALH 210 Procedural Coding 3 credits
ALH 240 Insurance Claims Processing 3 credits
Total: 45-50 credits
 *Course has a prerequisite


  1. The student must achieve a “C” or 2.0 GPA in all curriculum courses.
  2. Qualifications for the practicum requires that students have all course work completed and an overall 2.5 GPA or above.
  3. All instructors must recommend the student for practicum.
  4. The process of determining who will enter the program will be selective.


Effective: Fall 2011
Current as: 7/16/14