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Medical Office Administration – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A25310

The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents.

Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

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 Office Terms I 3 0 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 14 8 0 18
Spring Semester-1st Year
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
–OR–
OST 142 Med Office Terms II 3 0 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13 7 0 16
Fall Semester-2nd Year
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Office Editing 3 0 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 281 Emer Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 0 3
–OR–
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 16 4 0 18
Spring Semester-2nd Year
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
OST 249 Med Coding Certification Prep 2 3 0 3
OST 288 Medical Office Admin Capstone 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
_____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elect (Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, or PHI 240) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 9 0 18
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15
MAJOR COURSES 54
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 01
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 70

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.