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Medical Office Administration

Curriculum Description

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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25310
NC CIP: 51.0705
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2 2 0 3
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    11 6 0 14

Spring Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 0 3
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 0 3
OST 281 Emerg Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
   
    14 2 0 15

Summer Term
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
___ ___ MOA Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    5 2 0 9

Fall Semester
ACC 111 Financial Accounting 3 0 0 3
MED 116 Introduction to A & P 3 2 0 4
OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insu 3 0 0 3
OST 165 Adv Text Editing Apps 2 2 0 3
OST 241 Med Ofc Transcription I NEW REQUISITE 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
   
    15 6 0 18

Spring Semester
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 1 2 0 2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 10 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 72

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Several Medical Office Administration courses are sequential or are offered only once a year. Students should consult their academic advisor to create a course plan if they enter the program in the spring or summer or are not able to follow the plan above.

MOA Electives — Select 3 credit hours: BUS 137, COE 111, MED 270, OST 135, OST 162, OST 184, OST 242, OST 244, OST 249 or OST 286

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, HUM 115, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor for other possible electives.

Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Select one: ECO 251, GEO 112, PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 210, or SOC 225

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.