The Medical Office Specialist program is designed to prepare individuals for administrative support positions in medical offices. Individuals currently employed in medical office positions will also benefit from the program. The program includes courses that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for effective job performance in entry-level medical office administrative support positions.
Opportunities for Employment
Medical Office Specialists generally work in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices, assisting with billing and maintaining patient accounts, and performing general office and routine administrative duties. These professionals exhibit expertise in professional conduct, telephone etiquette, computer applications, filing and records management, patient scheduling, and medical office management.
Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these area may be required. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience. Courses taken out of suggested sequence must have the approval of the program advisor.
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Administrative Support Technology
|Course #||Course Title||Credit|
|AST||107||Editing and Proofreading||3|
|AST||141||Word Processing I||3|
|ENG||111||College Composition I||3|
|HIM||111||Medical Terminology I||3|
|HIM||130||Healthcare Information Systems||3|
|SDV||100||College Success Skills||1|
|FIRST YEAR SPRING|
|AST||238||Word Processing Advanced||3|
|HIM||112||Medical Terminology II||3|
|HIM||150||Health Records Management||3|
|HIM||230||Information Systems & Technology in Health Care||3|
|MTH||141||Business Mathematics I||3|
|SECOND YEAR FALL|
|AST||243||Office Administration I||3|
|BUS||241||Business Law I||3|
|SDV||106||Preparation for Employment||1|
|SECOND YEAR SPRING|
|AST||155||Introduction to Desktop Information Management||1|
|AST||160||Learning the Internet for Business||1|
|AST||244||Office Administration II||3|
|AST||271||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|AST||290||Internship in AST||3|
|Social Science or Humanities Elective||3|
|Total Minimum Credits for Degree||66|
1Consult with advisor. 2BUS236 may be substituted for AST 205.
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