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(63 Credit Hours)

This specialization program prepares students for positions such as medical office manager, medical office assistant, medical coder, medical staff assistant, medical billing clerk, insurance processor, medical transcriptionist, or executive assistant.

Medical Office Administration – AS Degree

Program Requirements  
General Requirements 17 credits
Recommended Courses and Electives 46 credits
Total 63 credits

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Fall Term Course Credits
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
OST 1330 Skills for Transcription  (Fall Term only)
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 3
OST 1100
Beginning PC Typing
OST 1110 Intermediate PC Typing * 3
  Total 12
Spring Term Course Credits
HIM 1453 Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Coding 4
CIS 1931 Microcomputer Concepts 3
SPC 1608 Public Speaking  3
APA 1111 Basic Accounting 3
  Total 13
Summer Term Course Credits
OST 2145 Data Entry Applications* 3
ANY Humanities General Education 3
  Total 6



Fall Term Course Credits
OST 2135 Medical Office Procedures*  (Fall Term only)
HSC 1641 Legal & Ethical Aspects in Health Care 1
HIM 1442 Pharmacology 2
Mathematics General Ed
OST 2501 Office Administration  (Fall Term only)
  Total 12
Spring Term Course Credits
OST 1335 Business Communications 3
SLS 1261 Personal Skills for Business 3
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3
OST 2357 Electronic Records Management  (Spring Term only)
HIM 1112C Electronic Health Records
  Total 13
Summer Term  
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology  3
  Specified Electives  4
  Total 7


 Electives - Select 4 credits from the following:

CGS 1000
Intrioductions to Computers and Technology 3
CGS 1510
Spreadsheets I
CGS 1520
ElectronicPresentatations I
CGS 1540
Database Management I
CGS 2108
Advanced Computer Applications 3
HIM 1433
Principles of Disease
HIM 2273
Billing Software*
OST 1110
Intermediate PC Typing
OST 1741
Word Processing I*
OST 1941
OST Internship
OST 2742
Word Processing II

*Prerequisites and/or corequisite is required. See course description
#Prerequisites satisfied by sequential registration in shortened terms.
NOTE: Students may enroll an unlimited number of times in word processing specialization courses (OST 1741, 2742, 2743) to learn various word processing software packages.

Depending on the selected option, graduates will be prepared for entry-level support positions as office clerks, office assistants, staff assistants, human resource technicians, public information clerks, document specialists, office management trainees, customer service representatives, and insurance billing specialists. The content prepares individuals to support management by expediting and facilitating the maintenance and production of correspondence and records; to telecommunicate; maintain office budget; planning; preparing correspondence and resolutions; and filing and maintaining documents. Course work, which provides supplemental education for those already employed in these occupations, can be applied to the two-year Office Administration degree and the Office Specialist (18-credit), Office Management (27-credit), and Medical Office (34-credit) certificate specializations.