Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Award:Associate of Applied Science
Option:Medical Office Administrative Assistant
Length: 67 Credits
Lead Faculty/Program Head: Cinda Schmitt

Purpose: This associate’s degree is for a person seeking employment as a administrative assistant.

Occupational Objectives

To obtain a position as an administrative assistant in the healthcare industry including diagnostic and procedural coding, and insurance forms processing.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College. In addition to the admissions requirements established by the College, entry into the AST Specialization Medical Office Administrative Assistant requires proficiency in reading and mathematics. Students with deficiencies will be advised to take developmental courses offered by the College.

Course Schedule

Pre-requisites: Developmental Classes if needed.

COURSE
1ST SEMESTER FALL TERM
AST 101 Keyboarding I 4
ENG 111 College Composition 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
MDA 207 (1st -8 weeks) 1
AST 141 Medical Office Procedures 3
AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3
Total 18
2ND SEMESTER SPRING TERM
AST 102 Keyboarding II 4
ITE 115 Computer Applications 3
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3
AST 234 Records and Database Mgt 3
HIM 195 E-Health Records (1st -8 weeks) 1
HLT (Wellness) 2
AST 195 Customer Service(2nd-8 weeks) 1
Total 17
3RD SEMESTER FALL TERM
AST 243 Office Administration I 3
MDA 208 Medical Coding(1st -8 weeks) 2
MDA 209 Medical Insurance(2nd -8 weeks) 2
MTH 121 Math 3
AST 205 Business Communications 3
Social Science 3
Total 16
4TH SEMESTER SPRING TERM
AST 244 Office Administration II 3
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3
PHI 115 Practical Reasoning 3
ACC 110 Computerized Accounting(1st -8 weeks) 1
Humanity 3
AST 236 Specialized Software 3
Total 16
Total Minimum Credits 67