AAS — Healthcare Administrative Specialist

This 60-credit Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares graduates for a position as a health care administrative specialist. Graduates gain the knowledge and technical skills needed for medical office management. The degree includes a strong foundation in professional skills with coursework in college writing, ethics, intro to public speaking, human resources management, budget and financial management and supervisory leadership.


Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings in this high-growth field, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities and dental offices. Health care support professionals use specific knowledge in medical terminology, as well as knowledge of hospital, clinic and laboratory procedures to support medical practices and medical practitioners, including physicians, physical therapists, dentists and other health care providers.

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Next Steps

Up to 60 credits in this degree are transferable to the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Business Administration online at Mayville (N.D.) State University.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
ENGL 1111College Writing I3
PHIL 1201Ethics3
PHIL 2210Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Society3
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3
ADMM 1120Medical Office Procedures3
ADMM 1125US Healthcare Systems3
ADMM 1140Medical Billing/Insurance3
ADMM 2200Medical Language Applications3
ADMM 2252ICD-10-CM3
ADMM 2285Internship2
HPER 2200CPR Healthcare Provider1
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3
MKTG 2220Human Resource Management3
SUPL 1104Intro to Business3
SUPL 1108Lead & Facilitate Teams3
SUPL 1110Budget & Financial Management3
SUPL 1120Supervisory Leadership3
CPTR 1105Intro to Computers - Medical Applications3
BIOL 1004Intro to Anatomy & Physiology3
 General Education Electives3
Total Credits: 60