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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.

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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.

Program Contacts:

Mitzi Poore

Lead Instructor - Medical Office Administration and Office Administration

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-164 Office Editing 3

Spring Semester

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

Fall Semester

OST-136 Word Processing 3
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3
OST-181 Office Procedures 3
OST-184 Records Management 3
OST-286 Professional Development 3

Spring Semester

BUS-260 Business Communication 3
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 3
OST-247 Procedure Coding 3
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 3
OST-289 Office Administration Capstone 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

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

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.

Total credits needed to graduate: 67 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-164 Office Editing 3
OST-184 Records Management 3
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3

Spring Semester

OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3

Fall Semester

OST-136 Word Processing 3
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3
OST-181 Office Procedures 3

Spring Semester

OST-243 Med Office Simulation 3
OST-289 Office Administration Capstone 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 44 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-164 Office Editing 3
OST-184 Records Management 3
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3

Spring Semester

OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

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).

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

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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