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
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

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
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

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
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
MKT 223Customer Service

3

FA, SP
OST 236Advanced Word or Information Processing

3

FA, SP
OST 247Procedure Coding

2

SP
OST 248Diagnostic Coding

2

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

1-3

Total Credit Hours: 68