Medical Office Administration – Associate Degree
The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices.
Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.
Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.
This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.
To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent
|Course Prefix, No.||Title||Class||Lab||Clinical||Credit|
|Fall Semester-1st Year|
|CIS 110||Introduction to Computers||2||2||0||3|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3||0||0||3|
|OST 148||Med Coding Billing & Insu||3||0||0||3|
|MED 121||Medical Terminology I||3||0||0||3|
|OST 141||Med Terms I-Med Office||3||0||0||3|
|ACA 115||Success & Study Skills||0||2||0||1|
|Total Hours Per Week||12||6||0||15|
|Spring Semester-1st Year|
|BIO 168||Anatomy and Physiology I||3||3||0||4|
|MED 122||Medical Terminology II||3||0||0||3|
|OST 142||Med Terms II-Med Office||3||0||0||3|
|OST 134||Text Entry & Formatting||2||2||0||3|
|OST 136||Word Processing||2||2||0||3|
|OST 164||Text Editing Applications||3||0||0||3|
|OST 247||Procedure Coding||1||2||0||2|
|Total Hours Per Week||14||9||0||18|
|Fall Semester-2nd Year|
|OST 149||Med Legal Issues||3||0||0||3|
|OST 153||Office Finance Solutions||1||2||0||2|
|OST 248||Diagnostic Coding||1||2||0||2|
|OST 281||Emer Issues in Med Ofc||3||0||0||3|
|OST 286||Professional Development||3||0||0||3|
|COM 231||Public Speaking||3||0||0||3|
|ENG 115||Oral Communication||3||0||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||14||4||0||16|
|Spring Semester-2nd Year|
|OST 243||Med Office Simulation||2||2||0||3|
|_____||Medical Office Elective||2-3||2||0-3||3-5|
|(Select one: OST 184, OST 249, or MED 183)|
|_____||Social/Behav Sciences Elective||3||0||0||3|
|(Select one: ECO 251, POL 110, or PSY 150)|
|_____||Humanities/Fine Arts Elect||3||0||0||3|
|(Select one: ENG 125, HUM 115, or PHI 240)|
|MAT 143||Quantitative Literacy||2||2||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||14-15||8||0-3||18-20|
|SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES||15|
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES||01|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||67-69|
Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.
NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.