Medical Office Administration - Medical Billing & Coding Track

Curriculum Description

The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents.

Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

This curriculum model is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Office Administration with an emphasis in Medical Billing & Coding for Outpatient settings.

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

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NC CIP: 51.0705
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 116 Introduction to A & P REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 2 0 4
OST 141 Med Office Terms I REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 161 Medical Ofc Procedures 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
OST 137 Office Applications I REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 110
OR
Freshman Composition REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (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
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
OST 142 Med Office Terms II Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 148 Med Ins & Billing REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Office Editing REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 270 Symptomatology Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 249 Med Coding Certification Prep Requisite 2 3 0 3
OST 260 Adv Coding Methodologies Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ 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 REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 263 Healthcare Customer Relations Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 280 Electronic Health Records Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110
OR
Introduction to Communication REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 231 Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WBL 110
OR
World of Work 1 0 0 1
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Total Credit Hours: 68

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.

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.

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