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:

Course Sequence

  Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
First Semester        
AST 101 Keyboarding I 3 0 3 3
BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 0 3 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
Total 15 0 15 15
Second semester        
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3 3
AST 234 Records & Database Management 3 0 3 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 3
HIM 106 ICD-10-CM Coding I 2 0 2 2
HIM 143 Managing Electronic Billing - Med. Practice 3 0 3 3
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3 0 3 3
Total 17 0 17 17
Third Semester        
AST 238 Word Processing Advanced Operations 3 0 3 3
HIM 107 ICD-10-CM Coding II 3 0 3 3
HIM 130 Health Information Systems 3 0 3 3
Total 9 0 9 9
Fourth Semester        
AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3 3
HIM 105 CPT Coding 2 0 2 2
HIM 226 Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation 2 0 2 2
HIM 253 Health Records Coding 3 0 3 3
Total 10 0 10 10
Fifth Semester        
AST 244 Office Administration II 3 0 3 3
BUS 121 Business Math I 3 0 3 3
ECO 100 Elementary Economics 3 0 3 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Ed 0 2 2 1
SDV 106 ob Search Strategies 1 0 1 1
SPA 101 eginning Spanish I 4 0 4 4td>
Total 14 2 16 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