Health Professions AAS – Medical Office Assistant Degree

Code: AAS.HP.MOA

Medical Office Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and clinical as well as management duties. Graduates may work in physicians' offices, clinics, HMO's, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Clinical responsibilities include: performing laboratory tests, taking electrocardiograms, injections, vein punctures, sterilization techniques, vital signs, and assisting with minor surgery. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrates entry-level competency in performing administrative medical office assistant skills.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency in all clinical skills.
  • Assess disease symptoms and diagnostic treatments to determine patient care.
  • Apply medical terminology when communicating in a health care setting with patients, physicians, and all members of the health care team.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to construct, evaluate, and measure administrative tasks to operate the office efficiently.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in the workplace.
  • Adhere to state, federal and local regulations and laws that apply to health care.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse populations.

Career Pathways

Medical Assistant: Physician or Health Practitioner Office, Hospital  Assistant: Nursing Home, Ambulatory Care, Office
 
Educator    

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

WRT-101English Composition I

3

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

INF-119Document Processing [Word 2016]

3

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

MOA-141Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

INF-114Microsoft Office [Office 2016]

3

MOA-240Clinical Office Practice

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

MOA-218Medical Economics

2

MOA-241Clinical Laboratory Technology

4

MOA-243Medical Office Assistant Externship I

1

MOA-203Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

PSY-101General Psychology

3

MOA-200Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

2

MOA-145Medical Office Assistant: Overview

3

MOA-201Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

4

MOA-244Medical Office Assistant Externship II

1

MOA-204Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures II

3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities* and Social Sciences

     
     
     
     

One general education course selected from the 3 Following fields: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

PSY-101General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20-22

Program Requirements

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

MOA-141Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

3

MOA-145Medical Office Assistant: Overview

3

MOA-200Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

2

MOA-201Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

4

MOA-203Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures I

3

MOA-204Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures II

3

MOA-218Medical Economics

2

MOA-240Clinical Office Practice

4

MOA-241Clinical Laboratory Technology

4

MOA-243Medical Office Assistant Externship I

1

MOA-244Medical Office Assistant Externship II

1

Total Credit Hours: 33

Program Support Requirements

INF-114Microsoft Office [Office 2016]

3

INF-119Document Processing [Word 2016]

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

Total Credit Hours: 11

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.