Like other businesses, medical offices need quality managers to maintain a smooth running organization. They plan and supervise the delivery of services by doctors, nurses, and technicians. They can work in small offices or major medical centers. Each operation needs someone to track trends in a constantly changing industry and to keep the business on the cutting edge. Medical Office Administrators play an important role in keeping the community healthy.
This curriculum will prepare you for employment in medical and other health care related offices. Coursework includes medical terminology, information systems, office management, medical coding, billing and insurance, legal and ethical issues, and formatting and word processing. You 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 healthcare related organizations.
The medical arena provides one of of the fastest growing job fields. Hospitals, medical centers, clinics and private practices are a few of the areas where you might find employment.
See the suggested course sequence below or look at the Medical Office Administration degree checksheet.
General Education Courses
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM 115 Critical Thinking Skills
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psychology
Major Core Courses
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building
OST 136 Word Processing
OST 141 Medical Terms I-Medical Office
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Medical Office
OST 148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues
OST 164 Text Editing Applications
OST 243 Med Office Simulation
OST 289 Administrative Office Management
Other Major Courses
BIO 161 Introduction to Human Biology
DBA 110 Database Concepts
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting
OST184 Records Management
OST 241 Medical Transcription I
OST 244 Medical Document Production
OST 247 Procedural Coding
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding
OST 249 CPC Certification
MKT 223 Customer Service
OST 286 Professional Development
SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning Experience I
Other Required Courses
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 75-76