The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, 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, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations.  Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

Upon graduation from the Medical Office Administration Associate Degree program, students (at their own discretion and expense) may be eligible to sit for a medical coding certification exam through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Admissions Criteria

The criteria for admission to the medical assisting program include:

  1. A completed Application for Admission form;
  2. Evidence of high school graduation or completion of High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma;
  3. Official copies of high school and college transcripts (high school seniors must have a final transcript sent within one month of graduation);
  4. Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or satisfactory remediation of areas not meeting cutoff scores;
  5. A completed medical form including all required immunizations prior to enrolling in WBL-111; and
  6. A urine drug screen and criminal background check required prior to enrolling in WBL-111.

***WBL-111 Work-Based Learning is a requirement for the associate degree only***

Note:  All MED and OST prefix courses in the Medical Office Administration program required a grade of “C” or better.

For more information contact Jodi Wijewickrama email: jwijewickrama@haywood.edu phone: 828-565-4016

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2018-2019 (Updated Sep 24, 2018)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A25310

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
MED-114 Professional Interaction in Health Care 1 0 0 1
MED-116 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 3 2 0 4
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MED-130 Administrative Office Procedures I 1 2 0 2
MED-131 Administrative Office Procedures II 1 2 0 2
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST-247 Procedure Coding 1 2 0 2
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 1 2 0 2
Total: 14
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
or MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 9-10
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MED-272 Drug Therapy 3 0 0 3
OST-136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST-264 Medical Auditing 3 0 0 3
OST-280 Electronic Health Records 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
SP 2  
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
OST-164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 0 3
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
OST-249 CPC Certification 3 2 0 4
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 67-68

Certificate in Medical Office Administration C25310

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
MED-114 Professional Interaction in Health Care 1 0 0 1
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 0 0 3
Total: 10
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MED-130 Administrative Office Procedures I 1 2 0 2
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
Total: 8

Total Credit Hours: 18

Diploma in Medical Office Administration D25310

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MED-114 Professional Interaction in Health Care 1 0 0 1
MED-116 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 3 2 0 4
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 0 0 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MED-130 Administrative Office Procedures I 1 2 0 2
MED-131 Administrative Office Procedures II 1 2 0 2
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST-164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 0 3
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
Total: 16
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MED-272 Drug Therapy 3 0 0 3
OST-136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST-280 Electronic Health Records 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 45