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    Apr 07, 2020  
2019-2020 | Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Office Support | A.A.B. | Part-Time

Full-Time Map  

Career Outlook 

Transfer Agreements

The Medical Office Support program prepares students to qualify for office positions in medical offices and the training required for promotion to administrative positions in medical offices. Students may also choose to pursue a career in medical records.♦

Upon admission to Edison State, students presenting International Association of Administrative Professionals CPS or MOUS certification, will receive academic credit for the following courses.  NOTE Total credit earned through credit by examination is limited to 30 hours.

Document Processing I    
Document Processing II   
Records Management     
Office Procedures I    
Introduction to Financial Accounting     
Business Communication       
Principles of Organizational Behavior    
Fundamentals of Economics   
Human Relations in the Workforce   
AND choose one of the following
Introduction to Spreadsheets    
Introduction to Databases   
Introduction to Presentation Graphics    
Introduction to the Internet    

Some possible careers include ►
clerical support, office assistant, office manager, medical office support, medical receptionist, receptionist/clerk, technical assistant, transcriptionist and insurance biller/coder

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
demonstrate in-depth knowledge in the administrative office skills, transcription, records management, computer skills and office procedures;
demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication, including the use of good grammar, spelling and punctuation, along with an awareness of available resources and the ability to access information;
operate personal computers and adapt to a variety of software applications;
organize work, set priorities and function in an efficient, but flexible manner;
demonstrate the traits of dependability, responsibility, confidentiality and professional ethics as these traits relate to the office profession;
demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with individuals or groups and embrace the culturally diverse workplace with varying points of views;
demonstrate the ability to apply for a position and recognize the importance of success in that position and of advancement to a higher position;
appreciate learning about one's profession and the continuation of this learning;
demonstrate problem-solving skills required by members of a technological office environment; and
possess the skills necessary to succeed as a medical office assistant or administrative assistant.

Semester 1

  ALH 101S Introduction to Health Care     1     ►Meet with advisor to establish student education plan, two-way communication and academic partnership.
►OHA 111S and OHA 112S may not be taken concurrently.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications     3    
  OHA 111S Document Processing I   3    
  Credit Hours


Semester 2

  ALH 151S Health Care Medical Terminology     3     ►OHA 111S and OHA 112S may not be taken concurrently.
  OHA 112S Document Processing II   3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 9    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.      

Semester 3 [Summer]

  ENG 121S Composition I     3      
  OHA 233S Medical Insurance & Coding I     3    
  Credit Hours 6    

Semester 4

  BIO 124S Human Biology     4    
  OHA 131S Records Management     3    
  OHA 234S Medical Insurance & Coding II   3    
  Credit Hours 10    

Semester 5

  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3     ►OHA 230S and OHA 232S may not be taken concurrently.
  OHA 230S Medical Office Procedures   3    
  OHA 252S Medical Office Computing   3    
  Credit Hours 9    

Semester 6 [Summer]

  BUS 221S Principles of Organizational Behavior     3      
  BUS 223S Business Communication     3    
  Credit Hours 6    

Semester 7

  MKT 218S Customer Service    1     ►Meet with advisor to identify internship opportunities.
►Advisor reviews student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
  MTH 119S Business Mathematics   3    
  SSV 112S Social Service Interview Skills/Methods  OR  3    
  COM 228S Interpersonal Communication           
  Credit Hours 7    

Semester 8

  ACC 121S Introduction to Financial Accounting     4     ►Submit graduation application.
  OHA 232S Office Procedures II  OR 3    
  OHA 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  OHA 291R Internship Seminar        
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 10    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.      

Total Credit Hours | 64

♦ Students who cannot demonstrate basic computer skills must take Introduction to Computers before entering this program.
♦ Students who cannot demonstrate basic keyboarding skills must take Introduction to Keyboarding before entering this program.