The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to pursue entry-level positions in medical offices. The program concentrates on helping students acquire knowledge and develop skills in administrative procedures and clerical skills. The associate’s degree program provides a broad education that teaches the student to develop advanced technical and communication skills.
Graduates may be eligible to take the examination given by the American Medical Technologists to become Certified Medical Administrative Specialists (CMAS). While the courses in the program may provide the knowledge necessary to sit for this exam, Kaplan University cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take this exam or become certified. A student’s eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Duties for graduates of this program may include appointment management and scheduling, medical records management, insurance processing, insurance coding and billing, and fundamentals of financial management. Competence in the field also requires thata medical office assistant display professionalism, communicate professionally, and provide instruction to patients.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management program consists of a minimum of 91 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.