Medical Administrative Professional | Western Technical College

Medical Administrative Professional

Associate Degree

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Medical office personnel play a critical role in the efficient operation of medical offices. Western's program prepares you to supervise primary business-related tasks, including appointment scheduling, patient registration, medical billing, insurance claims processing, business correspondence, and medical record maintenance.

With this degree, you'll be equipped for a variety of career opportunities in settings such as hospitals, medical and dental clinics, vision and chiropractic offices, insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.

Our program follows a progressive ladder, starting with a certificate (Health Office Assistant), progressing to a technical diploma (Health Office Professional), and culminating in an associate degree (Medical Administrative Professional). The majority of core program courses are available in a convenient online format, offering flexibility to fit your schedule and learning preferences.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Medical Administrative Professional

This program will cost about $9,632* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Office Coordinator
Medical Office Worker
Medical Secretary
Unit Secretary
Medical Service Coordinator
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Receptionist

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Perform financial practices through analysis of payer data and reimbursement methods
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting
  • Apply technology to administrative functions in a healthcare-related setting
  • Apply HIPAA, federal and state law, and regulatory compliance in business health practices
  • Use medical terminology and knowledge of the human body systems in performing essential functions of health business environment

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

This program requires specific software and technology to complete classwork. Click here to see the list of items you will need for your courses.

If you do not have access to the items listed for your program, or if the items you have do not meet the requirements, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Internet access is required to access student accounts from off campus. The Learning Commons can provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at or call 608-785-9198.

For additional specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University
Winona State University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Medical Administrative Professional

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