Medical Office Administration A.A.S.

A25310

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices.

Coursework 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. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and business presentations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Medical Terminology and Legal Issues and their importance in the medical office setting
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of a medical office software package to include setting up patient files, entering procedures and diagnoses, billing, filing insurance claims, and generating reports
  • Demonstrate knowledge of record keeping principles in both manual and electronic record keeping systems
  • Identify and utilize the required skills, knowledge, and technical information necessary to effectively function as an office assistant
  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas (GE I.1)
  • Demonstrate attitudes and skills that promote success in the workplace (GE V.5)

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

SP
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP

Mathematics

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding

3

FA, SP, SU
OST 136Word Processing

3

FA, SP, SU
OST 141Medical Terms I-Medical Office

3

FA
OST 142Medical Terms II-Medical Office

3

SP
OST 148Medical Coding Billing & Insurance

3

FA
OST 149Medical Legal Issues

3

SP
OST 164Text Editing Applications

3

FA, SP
OST 243Medical Office Simulation

3

SP
OST 289Administrative Office Management

3

SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACC 120Principles of Financial Accounting

4

FA, SP, SU
BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology

5

FA, SP, SU
BUS 121Business Math

3

FA, SP, SU
CTS 130Spreadsheet

3

FA, SP, SU
OST 184Records Management

3

SP
OST 241Medical Office Transcription I

2

FA, SU
OST 286Professional Development

3

FA

General Elective

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BUS 260Business Communication

3

SP
DBA 110Database Concepts

3

SP
OST 236Advanced Word or Information Processsing

3

FA, SP
OST 242Medical Office Transcription II

2

FA, SU
OST 247Procedure Coding

2

SP
OST 248Diagnostic Coding

2

SP
OST 249CPC Certification

4

SU
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 3 SHC)

Total Credit Hours: 71