Medical Office Administration

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Medical Office Administration

The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of 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, and oral and written communication.

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Note: A background check and/or drug screening may be required for degree completion based upon Work-Based Learning placement.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
ENG 111
 
ENG 110
Writing and Inquiry
or
Freshman Composition
3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement 2 2 0 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
OST 164 Office Editing 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ENG 114
 
ENG 115
Prof Research and Report
or
Oral Communication
3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Appl 2 2 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
Fall Semester Fall Semester
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 181 Office Procedures 2 2 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Develop 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
BUS 260 Business Communications 3 0 0 3
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 289 Admin Office Mgmt 2 2 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 10 0 1

Also Offered

Humanities/Fine Arts: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 283, DRA 111, DRA 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.

Social/Behavioral Sciences: ANT 210, ANT 220, ANT 240, ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 110, POL 120, PSY 118, PSY 150, PSY 239, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225 or SOC 230.

Note: OST 131 is a prerequisite to several classes in the Medical Office Administration program. It is critical that OST 131 be completed during the first semester of the program.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
ENG 111
 
ENG 110
Writing and Inquiry
or
Freshman Composition
3 0 0 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
OST 164 Office Editing 3 0 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Appl 2 2 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement 2 2 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
Fall Fall
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 181 Office Procedures 2 2 0 3
Spring Spring
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
OST 289 Admin Office Mgmt 2 2 0 3

Note: OST 131 is a prerequisite to several classes in the Medical Office Administration program. It is critical that OST 131 be completed during the first semester of the program.

Medical Office Administration Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
OST 164 Office Editing 3 0 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 2 2 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3

Medical Billing and Insurance Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
OST 148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 0 0 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 0 3

Note: OST 131 is a prerequisite to several classes in the Medical Office Administration program. It is critical that OST 131 be completed during the first semester of the program.

The Medical Office Administration certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25310X).

CEU Classes

Additional Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs.
  • Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, behaviors, and conduct commensurate with industry expectations.
  • Demonstrate speed and accuracy in creating letters, memos, tables, reports, and other documents required in a medical office setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a variety of tasks in a medical office including front end/back end skills, insurance filing, and EHR/EMR systems.

Estimated Cost

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,412.50 $11,476.50
Books and Supplies $2,844.50 $2,844.50
Total Cost $6,257.00 $14,321.00
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,218.75 $4,098.75
Books and Supplies $1,189.50 $1,189.50
Total Cost $2,408.25 $5,288.25

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Program Contact(s)

Mitzi Poore
Lead Instructor - Medical Office Administration and Office Administration
(336) 386-3293
poorem@surry.edu

Shelia Martin
Division Chair - Business Technologies
(336) 386-3352
martins@surry.edu

Program Facts


$15.33 average salary per hour.

$31,890 average salary per year.

Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.


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