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Medical Office Administration - Advanced Medical Office Coding

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 certificate 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.

Certificate

C25310AC
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
OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insu Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

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

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 270 Symptomatology Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding Requisite 1 2 0 2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 249 CPC Certification Requisite 3 2 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 4

Total Credit Hours: 17

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.

All prerequisites must be met prior to taking this certificate. Please see your advisor.

C25310AC