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Medical Office Administration - Outpatient Coding

Curriculum Description

The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents.

Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

This curriculum model is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Diploma in Medical Office Administration with an emphasis in Outpatient Coding.

The following represents one way in which the diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Diploma NEW

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NC CIP: 51.0705
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2017

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 116 Introduction to A & P 3 2 0 4
OST 141 Med Office Terms I NEW VERSION 2017FA 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Office Applications I NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Freshman Composition NEW 2017FA 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Writing and Inquiry (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 11 4 0 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 142 Med Office Terms II NEW VERSION 2017FA 3 0 0 3
OST 148 Med Ins & Billing NEW VERSION 2017FA 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Office Editing NEW VERSION 2017FA 3 0 0 3
  Total: 12 0 0 12

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 247 Procedure Coding NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 2 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Communication 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 7 4 0 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 270 Symptomatology 2 2 0 3
OST 249 Med Coding Certification Prep NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 3 0 3
OST 260 Adv Coding Methodologies NEW 2017FA 2 2 0 3
OST 280 Electronic Health Records NEW 2017FA 2 2 0 3
  Total: 8 9 0 12

Total Credit Hours: 46

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

2017FA - New Diploma created from the Associate degree

Several Medical Office Administration courses are sequential or are offered only once a year. Students should consult their academic advisor to create a course plan if they enter the program in the spring or summer or are not able to follow the plan above.

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