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Program Overview

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.

Career and College Promise:

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Mitzi Poore

Lead Instructor - Medical Office Administration and Office Administration

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree (A25310), 39 credit hours must be included from the Medical Office Administration Diploma (D25310).

Spring Semester

BUS-260 Business Communication 3
OST-247 Procedure Coding 3
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 3
OST-289 Office Administration Capstone 3
OST-280 Electronic Health Records 3

Fall Semester

WBL-110 World of Work 1
BUS-121 Business Math 3
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one course from the following: ART 111, HUM 110, or MUS 110

Total credits needed to graduate: 29 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma (D25310), 12 credit hours must be included from the Medical Office Administration Certificate (C25310/C25310X).

Spring Semester

Social Science Elective 3
OST-136 Word Processing 3
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 3

Fall Semester

ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3
OST-164 Office Editing 3

Social Science Elective – Select one course from the following: PSY 118, PSY 150, or SOC 210

Total credits needed to graduate: 24 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3
OST-286 Professional Development 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 12 Hours

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

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.

Program Costs

Degree* In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,188.00 $7,180.00
Books and Supplies $632.79 $632.79
Total Cost $2,820.79 $7,812.79
Diploma* In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,101.00 $6,901.00
Books and Supplies $804.39 $804.39
Total Cost $2,905.39 $7,705.39
Certificate* In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,007.00 $3,311.00
Books and Supplies $132.99 $132.99
Total Cost $1,139.99 $3,443.99
*All costs are estimates.

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