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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 the recommended curriculum model below 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 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 184 Records Management Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 281 Emerg Issues in Med Ofc Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 16
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 136 Word Processing Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ MOA Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 116 Introduction to A & P Requisite 3 2 0 4
OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insu Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 153 Office Finance Solutions Requisite 1 2 0 2
OST 165 Adv Text Editing Apps Requisite 2 2 0 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 243 Med Office Simulation Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding Requisite 1 2 0 2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding Requisite 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 73

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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, BUS 240, MED 270, MKT 223, OST 137, OST 241, OST 249, WBL 111

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.

A25310