Medical Office Administration, AAS

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Program Intro

The Medical Office Administration, AAS–A25310 curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other healthcare-related offices.

Course work in the Medical Office Administration – General Medical Office track will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; office finance; healthcare customer relations; medical insurance and billing; electronic health records; records management; legal and ethical issues; document formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

Course work in the Medical Office Administration – Medical Billing and Coding track will include medical insurance, billing and coding; virtual office; medical terminology; information systems; office management; healthcare customer relations; electronic health records; records management; legal and ethical issues; document formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

General Medical Office Administration
Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 137 – Office Applications I
    This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meet the changing needs of the community.
  • OST 148 – Med Ins & Billing
    This course introduces the fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 145 – Social Media for Office Prof
    This course is designed to introduce the office professional to the concepts of social media.
  • OST 280 – Electronic Health Records
    This course focuses on the use of electronic health records in medical documentation and patient management.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 136 – Word Processing
    This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications.
  • OST 149 – Medical Legal Issues
    This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing healthcare services.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 153 – Office Finance Solutions
    This course introduces basic bookkeeping concepts.
  • OST 263 – Healthcare Customer Relations
    This course provides the soft skills necessary for effective communication and maintaining customer satisfaction in healthcare.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 122 – Office Computations
    This course covers the keypad touch method using the electronic calculator (10-key) and mathematical functions used in office applications.
  • OST 286 – Professional Development
    This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office.

Medical Billing and Coding
Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 141 – Med Office Terms I
    This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary.
  • OST 148 – Med Ins & Billing
    This course introduces the fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 149 – Medical Legal Issues
    This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing healthcare services.
  • OST 164 – Office Editing
    This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 134 – Text Entry & Formatting
    This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents.
  • OST 137 – Office Applications I
    This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 250 – Long-Term Care Coding
    This course covers diagnostic coding as it applies to long-term facilities and home care.
  • OST 263 – Healthcare Customer Relations
    This course provides the soft skills necessary for effective communication and maintaining customer satisfaction in healthcare.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • OST 171 – Intro. to Virtual Office
    This course introduces the skills and abilities needed to conduct a variety of office administration activities using the latest technology.
  • OST 289 – Office Admin Capstone
    This course is designed to be a capstone course for the office professional and provides a working knowledge of administrative office procedures.

Paying for College

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Paying for College
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Who to Contact

For more information:
Carla Jones
Office Administration/Medical Office Administration Program Chair/Instructor

Science/LAP (Bldg 027), Room 101
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 601
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: chjones271@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Christy Culbreth
Office Administration/Medical Office Administration Instructor

Science/LAP (Building 027), Room 102
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 615
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: cmculbreth51@lenoircc.edu

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