Medical Office Administration

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.

print Medical Office Administration • Semester by Semester

MED-121 may be substituted for OST-141.
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Register for this class
OST-141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 3
OST-141   Med Terms I-Med Office PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 3
OST-148   Medical Coding Billing & Insurance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 3
OST-149   Medical Legal Issues PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Register for this class
Math/Science Elective - 3
Semester Total 13 15
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
ENG-111   Writing and Inquiry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-098

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Register for this class
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

Register for this class
OST-142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 3
OST-142   Med Terms II-Med Office PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 141

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-164 Text Editing Applications 3 3
OST-164   Text Editing Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

Register for this class
OST-236 Advanced Word or Information Processing 4 3
OST-236   Advanced Word or Information Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 136

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word/information processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

Register for this class
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 20 18
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-135 Advanced Text Entry & Formatting 5 4
OST-135   Advanced Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 134

This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis is placed on advanced document production. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation.

Register for this class
OST-165 Advanced Text Editing Applications 4 3
OST-165   Advanced Text Editing Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 164

This course is designed to develop proficiency in advanced editing skills needed in the office environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of creating effective electronic office documents. Upon completion, students should be able to apply advanced editing skills to compose text.

Register for this class
Semester Total 9 7
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ACC-115 College Accounting 5 4
ACC-115   College Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic accounting principles for a business. Topics include the complete accounting cycle with end-of-period statements, bank reconciliation, payrolls, and petty cash. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of accounting principles and apply those skills to a business organization.

Register for this class
OST-137 Office Software Applications 4 3
OST-137   Office Software Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

Register for this class
OST-181 Introduction to Office Systems 4 3
OST-181   Introduction to Office Systems PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the skills and abilities needed in today's office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today's offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

Register for this class
OST-184 Records Management 4 3
OST-184   Records Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

Register for this class
OST-241 Med Ofc Transcription I 3 2
OST-241   Med Ofc Transcription I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED 121 or OST 141, and OST 131 and OST 164

This course introduces machine transcription techniques as applied to medical documents. Emphasis is placed on accurate transcription, proofreading, and use of reference materials as well as vocabulary building. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare accurate and usable transcripts of voice recordings in the covered specialties.

Register for this class
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 23 18
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

Register for this class
OST-132 Keyboard Skill Building 3 2
OST-132   Keyboard Skill Building PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 131

This course is designed to increase speed and improve accuracy in keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic tests to identify accuracy and speed deficiencies followed by corrective drills. Upon completion, students should be able to keyboard rhythmically with greater accuracy and speed.

Register for this class
OST-242 Medical Office Transcription II 3 2
OST-242   Medical Office Transcription II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 241

This course continues building transcription techniques as applied to medical documents. Emphasis is placed on accurate transcription and text editing , efficient use of reference materials, increasing transcription speed and accuracy, and improving understanding of medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to display competency in accurately transcribing medical documents.

Register for this class
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
OST-286 Professional Development 3 3
OST-286   Professional Development PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

Register for this class
Major Elective - 3
Semester Total 16 16
TOTAL CREDITS 74

printHealth Care Clerical Certificate

Course and Hour Requirements
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Register for this class
OST-141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 3
OST-141   Med Terms I-Med Office PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 3
OST-142   Med Terms II-Med Office PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 141

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 3
OST-148   Medical Coding Billing & Insurance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
OST-241 Med Ofc Transcription I 3 2
OST-241   Med Ofc Transcription I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED 121 or OST 141, and OST 131 and OST 164

This course introduces machine transcription techniques as applied to medical documents. Emphasis is placed on accurate transcription, proofreading, and use of reference materials as well as vocabulary building. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare accurate and usable transcripts of voice recordings in the covered specialties.

Register for this class
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
Semester Total 20 17

printMedical Coding Billing and Insurance Certificate

Course and Hour Requirements
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 3
OST-141   Med Terms I-Med Office PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 3
OST-142   Med Terms II-Med Office PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 141

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 3
OST-148   Medical Coding Billing & Insurance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
OST-247 Procedure Coding 3 2
OST-247   Procedure Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED 121 or OST 141

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

Register for this class
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 3 2
OST-248   Diagnostic Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • MED 121 or OST 141

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

Register for this class
Semester Total 19 16

Writing and Inquiry

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP ENG-111-61Y CLASS
Doi, Courtney
T,TH at 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM

OFFC OFFC1

2018SU ENG-111-01W CLASS
Anders, Marian
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

B B310

2018SU ENG-111-03W CLASS
Anders, Marian
M at 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

W,F at 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

B B310

B B200

2018SU ENG-111-04W CLASS
Craven, Paul
M,W at 12:40 PM - 3:40 PM

B B310

2018SU ENG-111-05W CLASS
Drago, Thomas
M,W at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

B B310

2018SU ENG-111-06E CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU ENG-111-07E CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU ENG-111-08E CLASS
Anders, Marian
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU ENG-111-09E CLASS
Meritt, Jennifer
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Oral Communication

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU ENG-115-01W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-02 CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
T,TH at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-03W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W at 12:40 PM - 3:40 PM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-04W CLASS
Otero, Cassandra
T,TH at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

G G234

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

Medical Office Administration Faculty