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Medical Office Administration – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D25310

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 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
OST 148 Med Ins & Billing 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 164 Office Editing 3 0 0 3
OST 281 Emer Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 17 4 0 19
Spring Semester
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 0 3
–OR–
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
–OR–
OST 142 Med Office Terms II 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours per Week 17 5 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.