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Medical Office Administration – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D25310

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 a diploma. 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
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
–OR–
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 0 0 3
OST 281 Emer Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
–OR–
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 16 8 0 20
Spring Semester
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 149 Med Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 0 3
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
Total Hours per Week 16 7 0 19
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 06
MAJOR COURSES 31
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 01
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 38

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.