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Medical Office Administration – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A25310

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

Curriculum

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 131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insu 3 0 0 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
–OR–
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
–OR–
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
–OR–
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 4 0 16
Spring Semester-2nd Year
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
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
MAJOR COURSES 51-53
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.