Medical Office Studies - CSC

Program Coordination: Students completing this CSC will have 23 credits towards the A.A.S. in Administrative Support Technology? Medical Office specialization.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Knowledge of medical terminology necessary to perform satisfactorily in a medical office.
  2. Ability to key with a level of speed and accuracy acceptable to perform satisfactorily to industry standards.
  3. Alphabetic and numeric filing rules to efficiently file and retrieve documents.
  4. Demonstrate principles of human relationship skills used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, and superiors in a project management setting;
  5. Understand standard methods for training, motivating, and managing people in a team-based environment;
  6. Proficiency in using word processing software to accurately format a variety of business correspondence.

Program Information

Minimum credits: 23

Length: 2 semesters

Industry Credentials: Office Proficiency Assessment Certification (OPAC)

Career opportunities: Receptionist: $27,300 Job Growth: 10% from 2014 to 2024; Medical Office Assistant: $30,590 Job Growth: 23%; Billing Clerk: $34,180

*Median salaries nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462

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
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2 2
Total 11 0 11 11
Second semester        
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3 3
AST 234 Records & Database Management 3 0 3 3
HIM 143 Managing Electronic Billing in a Medical Practice 3 0 3 3
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3 0 3 3
Total 12 0 12 12