Administrative Support Technology - Medical Office Coding Specialization

The Medical Office Specialization offers training needed to work in a medical environment with specific training in medical insurance coding and medical transcription. The medical courses are usually taught during the evenings. A coding student who makes below a “C” in a HIT course is strongly encouraged to retake the course.

A transcription student who makes below a “C” in any AST or HIT course is strongly encouraged to retake the course. Required courses include:

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AST 101 Keyboarding I 2 0 2
AST 103 Keyboarding I Lab 0 2 1
ENG 134 Grammar for Writing & Speaking 3 0 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 0 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total   15 2 16
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AST 102 Keyboarding II 2 0 2
AST 104 Keyboarding II Lab 0 2 1
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
ITE 115L Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts  (Lab) 0 2 1
ENG 135 Applied Grammar 3 0 3
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Ed. 0 2 1
AST 245 Medical Machine
Transcription I**
2 0 2
Total   13**-11* 6 16**14*
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AST 234 Records & Database Mgt. 3 0 3
AST 238 MS Word 2 0 2
AST 239 MS Word Lab 0 2 1
HIM 226 Legal Aspects of Record Doc. 2 0 2
AST 113 Speedbuilding ** 0 2 1
HIM 106 ICD-9-CM Coding I* 2 0 2
Total   7**-9* 4 9**-10*
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ECO 100 Elementary Economics 3 0 3
ACC 111 Accounting I ** 3 0 3
AST 201 Keyboarding III (Internship) 2 0 2
  Keyboarding III Lab 0 2 1
HIT 195 ICD-9-CM Coding II* 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Ed 0 2 1
AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3
AST 295 Medical Mach.Transcription II** 2 0 2
Total   13**-11* 4 15**-13*
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AST 244 Office Administration II 3 0 3
AST 201 Keyboarding III 2 0 2
HIM 105 CPT Coding* 2 0 2
SDV 106 Job Search Strategies 1 0 1
SPA 103 Basic Spoken Spanish 3 0 3
HIT 130 Health Care Info. Sys. 3 0 3
HIM 143 Managing Electronic Billing Med. Practice 3 0 3
BUS 235 Business Letter Writing** 3 0 3
Total   13**-15* 0 13**-15*

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administrative Support Technology (Medical Office Specialization): 69**-68*

*Coding Option

** Transcription Option - students can pursue either the coding option or the transcription option. Many students take all courses for both options