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    Jan 24, 2022  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Office Support | A.A.B.

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 Workplace  
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.
►Student may not take OHA 111S and OHA 112S concurrently.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  ALH 151S Health Care Medical Terminology     3    
  CIT 110S Computer Concepts and Applications     3    
  ENG 121S Composition I     3    
  OHA 111S Document Processing I   3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 16    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.      

Semester 2

  BIO 124S Human Biology     4     ►Student may not take OHA 111S and OHA 112S concurrently.
►Student may not take OHA 230S and OHA 232S concurrently.

►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 3.
  MKT 218S Customer Service     1    
  OHA 112S Document Processing II     3    
  OHA 131S Records Management     3    
  OHA 230S Medical Office Procedures   3    
  Credit Hours 14    

Semester 3

  BUS 221S Principles of Organizational Behavior     3     ►Student to meet with advisor to identify internship opportunities.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 4.
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3    
  MTH 119S Business Mathematics   3    
  OHA 233S Medical Insurance & Coding I   3    
  OHA 252S Medical Office Computing   3    
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 18    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.      

Semester 4

  ACC 121S Introduction to Financial Accounting    4     ►Student may not take OHA 230S and OHA 232S concurrently.
►Student to submit graduation application.
►Advisor to review student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
  BUS 223S Business Communication   3    
  OHA 234S Medical Insurance & Coding II       3    
  OHA 232S Office Procedures II  OR  3    
  OHA 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  OHA 291R Internship Seminar        
  SSV 112S Social Service Interview Skills/Methods  OR  3    
  COM 228S Interpersonal Communication           
  Credit Hours 16    

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.