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Medical Office Specialist - ManagementMedical Office Specialist
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

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A Medical Office Specialist in Management prepares to oversee a healthcare facility by learning how to lead people and manage office operations. The Management Specialist most often aspires to eventually manage some segment of a medical organization.

Students interested in management work in a medical setting should enjoy working with healthcare professionals, demonstrate strong communication skills, show an interest in medical and health issues, and be dedicated to professionalism. Students should have typing competency and basic formatting knowledge before enrolling in classes in this program.

Upon graduation students may be hired to work in physicians’ offices, public and private hospitals, teaching hospitals, clinics, laboratories, insurance companies, and governmental facilities.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the roles of the healthcare team members, elements of successful leadership, and problem-solving strategies
  • Describe medical terminology, including disease processes and pharmacology
  • Differentiate verbal and nonverbal communication, including gender differences, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and the elements of speaking and listening
  • Describe the management principles required in a medical office
  • Compare and contrast the billing and coding elements
  • Complete a professional resume
  • Describe job searches and correct interview techniques.
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO110   Powerful Strategies for the Office Team
4
MO114   Medical Terminology I
3
MO230   Medical Coding I - ICD-10-CM
3
BT116   Communication Technologies
3
CIS120L   Computer Concepts Lab I
1
HPE295   Health and Fitness for Life
3
17  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO115   Medical Terminology II
3
MO116   Medical Office Procedures
4
MO231   Medical Coding II - Procedural Coding
4
MO240   Medical Office Billing I
3
WR121   English Composition1  
4
18  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO117   Hospital Administrative Procedures
4
MO133   Healthcare Documentation
3
MO212   Diversity and Healthcare
3
MO232   Medical Coding III - Evaluation and Management
3
MO241   Medical Office Billing II
3
AH130   Introduction to Electronic Health Records Technology
1
17  
Fourth Quarter (Summer)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO242   Applied Billing and Coding
3
3  
Fifth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
MO125   Disease Processes
3
MO135   Navigating the Use of Healthcare Documentation
3
BA205   Business Communications
4
BI100   Survey of Body Systems
or a Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence 1,2  
4
WS101   Introduction to Women’s Studies or
PSY201 General Psychology
3-4
17-18  
Sixth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
MO214   Building a Professional Portfolio
1
MO250   Medical Law and Ethics
3
BA206   Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
4
BA226   Introduction to Business Law
4
BT125   Microsoft Word Training1  
3
15  
Seventh Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
MO123   Pharmacology for Medical Office Occupations
3
AC110   General Accounting I
4
BA224   Human Resources Management
3
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1,3
4
WE280MOM_ Cooperative Education Internship4  
4
18  
Total Credits 105-106  

Medical Office students are required to have a criminal background check http://www.mhcc.edu/AlliedHealthCBC/ and a current Tuberculin skin test (PPD) at the beginning of the MO110 Powerful Strategies for the Office Team class. Medical Office students must document completion of the three-dose Hepatitis B vaccine series and complete a Measles Immunization Clearance Certificate for School Attendance form prior to beginning the externship placement process. Some externship sites may require further immunizations. See program director for site specific requirements.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses.

1 See course descriptions for prerequisite.
2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
3Any combination of WE280MOAA, WE280MOAB, WE280MOAC and WE280MOAD to total four credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the correct course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡See Associate of Applied Science Degree, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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