Medical Office Careers

Medical Office Careers



Medical administrative assistants have the opportunity to work on health care teams. Duties performed utilize a knowledge of medical terminology as well as hospital and clinic procedures and may include transcription of reports and correspondence, appointment and meeting scheduling, patient file and office record maintenance, billing and insurance processing. This career requires excellent communication skills and knowledge of patient confidentiality laws. This degree provides students with a broad general education in addition to the technical component to maximize employment opportunities and potential. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100. Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test.

Program Title:
Medical Office Careers

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
Award Outcomes:
  • Apply medical terminology.
  • Utilize appropriate software.
  • Transcribe medical reports and correspondence.
  • Key business correspondence.
  • Communicate proper English and grammar.
  • Apply medical coding principles.
  • Document telephone communication.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Demonstrate accounting principles.
  • Illustrate professional behavior.
  • Demonstrate insurance and billing procedures.
  • Interpret HIPAA regulations.
  • Utilize electronic health record.

Career Opportunities:
Individuals may choose to work in an acute care facility, outpatient clinic, extended care facility, medical insurance office, research facility or another medical environment.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 39 Credits
ACCT1000 Introduction to Accounting 3
ACCT1102 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACCT1125 Excel 3
CCIS1035 Word 2013 3
CCIS1080 Microsoft Office 2013 3
COMM1040 Job Seeking Skills 2
CPLT1005 Skill Building and Document Processing 3
ENGL1010 Business English 3
OFCR1301 Medical Terminology 4
OFCR1317 Medical Office Procedures 4
OFCR1331 Medical Transcription 4
OFCR1335 Medical Coding and Reimbursement Fundamentals 4
OFCR1340 Medical Office Management 3
Technical Studies Electives: 2 Credits
Any ACCT, BUSN, CCIS, EMSV, -or- OFCR course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
EMSV1020 CPR/First Aid 1
General Education Required: 19 Credits
BIOL2045 Human Biology 4
COMM2050 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
PHIL2100 Critical Thinking 3
PHIL2200 Ethics 3
PHIL2400 Medical Ethics 4
PSYC2300 General Psychology 3
PSYC2310 Psychology Throughout the Lifespan 3
General Education Electives: 0 Credits