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College Catalog: Administrative and Office Support: Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Program: Medical Office Administrative Assistant
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-285-89
Length: 27 credit hours
Program Head: Joe Edenfield

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Purpose:  This program is designed for persons seeking employment in medical office operations.

Occupational Objective:  This program prepares students to be Medical Office Administrative Assistants.

Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to obtain a position in a medical office setting.

Admissions Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College. In addition, entry into the Medical Office Administrative Assistant program requires proficiency in reading and mathematics. Students who are not proficient will be advised to take developmental courses offered by the College.  In addition, students must complete the following courses as prerequisites:  MTE 2.

Special Conditions: Technologies change rapidly, and courses more than 5 years old at time of graduation are evaluated for relevancy to the certificate.

Program Requirements: A minimum grade of a “C” must be earned on all AST, ITE, MDA courses.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant CSC (221-285-89)
Required Courses and Credits
sample schedule
Prerequisite MTE 2
Fall Term
AST 101 Keyboarding I 4
AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3
MDA 208 Medical Coding 2
MDA 209 Medical Insurance 2
MDA 207 Medical Law & Ethics 2
Total Semester Credits 16
Spring Term
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3
AST 234 Records and Database Mgt 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
HIM 195 E-Health Records 1
AST 195 Customer Service 1
ACC 110 Computerized Accounting (1st -8 weeks-online) 1
Total Semester Credits 12
Total Program Credits 28