Medical Office Specialist

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Why choose Medical Office Specialist?

  • Medical office specialists are front-line problem solvers who help ensure patients have a positive experience.
  • A great career for those who are detail and service oriented and have an interest in the healthcare field.
  • Get the training you need to obtain employment in a wide variety of medical office environments.
In the complex and challenging world of medicine, medical office specialists do more than set the tone for patients to have a positive experience. They bring much-needed order to the documentation and processes that make healthcare efficient and effective.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

What You'll Learn

The Medical Office Specialist program at Mid-State prepares students to meet the needs of healthcare and related organizations by performing a variety of office support functions. The program includes medical terminology; medical law, ethics, and professionalism; and related coursework.

In this program you will learn to communicate professionally while maintaining confidentiality, apply customer service skills, and use computer applications to prepare and maintain medical documents. You will also learn to perform administrative procedures within the healthcare environment. Tours of local medical facilities will help you gain knowledge of possible employers in the community.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,865.94
  • Books: $1,902.45
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $350.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $7,118.39

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
  • 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or- 10801198 Speech 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10501101 Medical Terminology 3.00
10509102 Human Body in Health and Disease 3.00
  • 2.00
31160102 Organization of Healthcare 2.00
-or- 10530125 Organization of Healthcare 2.00
  • 2.00
31160103 Introduction to Health Technology 2.00
-or- 10530150 Introduction to Health Information Technology 2.00
  • 2.00
31160101 Medical Law, Ethics, & Professionalism 2.00
-or- 10501109 Medical Law, Ethics, and Professionalism 2.00
(18 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10103114 Word-Intermediate 1.00
10103124 Excel-Intermediate 1.00
  • 3.00
  • 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or- 10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or- 10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10106157 Document Formatting 3.00
10106160 Proofreading & Editing 3.00
  • 3.00
31160104 Medical Customer Service 3.00
-or- 10106106 Quality Customer Service 3.00
  • 2.00
31160105 Intro to Health Reimbursement 2.00
-or- 10530149 Introduction to Healthcare Reimbursement 2.00
(16 Credits)
(34 Credits)

Instructors

SHARON BEHRENS, AAS, BA, MBA, MEd

Sharon earned an MEd from National-Louis University and an MBA from Walden University. She has many years of office experience to share and a passion for technology. She keeps her skills current as an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Sharon also attends conferences and authors and edits software textbooks and other instructional materials for leading publishing companies.

“I enjoy getting to know my students and find it invigorating to see their skills and confidence evolve through the many hands-on opportunities available.”

Careers

  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Records & Health Information Technician

“Healthcare can be a very complex environment, with a steep learning curve for the under-prepared. I am excited about the potential to hire candidates from the new Medical Office Specialist program at Mid-State. ”

MICHELLE MILLER
MANAGER OF PATIENT ACCESS/REVENUE CYCLE
MINISTRY HEALTHCARE
STEVENS POINT, WI

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