2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Medical Office Administration (AAS) A25310

This 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.

Technology changes at a rapid pace. For this reason, any previously earned, comparable College-level computer course work will be evaluated for transfer credit. The evaluation will compare previous course content with current technology requirements. Therefore, credit will not automatically be extended course for course.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACC 115College Accounting
3
2

4

or

ACC 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

 

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 132Keyboard Skill Building
1
2

2

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

OST 135Adv Text Entry & Format
3
2

4

OST 136Word Processing
2
2

3

OST 148Med Coding Billing & Insu
3
0

3

OST 149Medical Legal Issues
3
0

3

OST 164Text Editing Applications
3
0

3

OST 184Records Management
2
2

3

OST 241Med Ofc Transcription I
1
2

2

OST 242Med Ofc Transcription II
1
2

2

OST 243Med Office Simulation
2
2

3

OST 286Professional Development
3
0

3

Computers/Information Systems: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

OST 137Office Software Applicat
2
2

3

Office Administration: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
OST 181Intro to Office Systems
2
2

3

OST 289Administrative Office Mgt
2
2

3

Major Electives: Select 2-3 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CTS 130Spreadsheet
2
2

3

OST 233Office Publications Design
2
2

3

OST 236Adv Word/Information Proc
2
2

3

OST 247Procedure Coding
1
2

2

OST 248Diagnostic Coding
1
2

2

OST 249CPC Certification
3
2

4

OST 281Emer Issues in Med Ofc
3
0

3

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WBL 121Work-Based Learning II
0
10

1

WBL 122Work-Based Learning II
0
20

2

Total Major Hours: 55-56

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 241British Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 242British Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 261World Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 262World Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 273African-American Literature
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

SOC 213Sociology of the Family
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

or

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 19-20

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 74–76

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 164Text Editing Applications
3
0

3

OST 184Records Management
2
2

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
16
6
19

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

or

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

 

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

OST 132Keyboard Skill Building
1
2

2

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

Computers/Information Systems Course*
2
2

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Office Administration Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
15-16
10
20-21

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACC 115College Accounting
3
2

4

or

ACC 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

 

OST 135Adv Text Entry & Format
3
2

4

OST 136Word Processing
2
2

3

OST 148Med Coding Billing & Insu
3
0

3

OST 241Med Ofc Transcription I
1
2

2

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
15
8
19

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
OST 149Medical Legal Issues
3
0

3

OST 242Med Ofc Transcription II
1
2

2

OST 243Med Office Simulation
2
2

3

OST 286Professional Development
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Major Elective*
0-3
0-20

2-3

Total Credit Hours:
12-15
4-24
16-17

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 74-76