Medical Office Management—Clinical Specialist Online Associate Degree


The medical office management—clinical specialist online associate degree is ideal for students with a medical assisting diploma who want to broaden their medical administrative and management skills. Students must be graduates of a medical assisting diploma program that adheres to standards established by program accreditation organizations and be credentialed in good standing in medical assisting by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The medical office management—clinical specialist online associate degree curriculum is mapped to the Nine Domains of Medical Practice Administration for the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) Certified Medical Manager (CMM) credential.  This program prepares students for positions in support of patient care in the healthcare field.  Once they have successfully complete two years of employment in these positions, they will meet the experience requirement to sit for the CMM certification examination.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Assign ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes for outpatient encounters.
  • Perform healthcare billing and reimbursement processes for outpatient encounters.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply basic management principles to the healthcare setting.

Course Listing (91 Credits)

ME1100     Introduction to Medical Assisting

ME1140     Medical Terminology for Health Professions

ME2250     Medical Law and Ethics

ME2260     Medical Records Management

ME2611     Healthcare Coding and Billing I

ME2612     Healthcare Coding and Billing II

ME2620     Medical Office Procedures with Software Apps

MT2050     Principles of Management

Certificate or diploma in clinical allied health required.

Or business electives (AC, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL or OM)


EN1150     Composition I

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication


SC1221     Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning


HU     Humanities Elective

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

SO1060     Foundations of Cultural Competence

General Education

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Prerequisite Course (if applicable)

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career:  Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.