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Office Administration - Medical Office Administration Major

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Bellefontaine and Springfield locations.

Medical office administrators function in a wide variety of medical settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, and nursing homes. They may transcribe dictation, prepare medical records or charts, schedule appointments, handle correspondence, prepare bills, and process insurance forms. In addition to excellent keyboarding skills, medical office administrators must possess expertise in medical terminology, familiarization with medical references, knowledge of medical coding, and familiarization with HIPAA regulations. In today’s global society basic foreign language skills are increasingly important to facilitate communication in a medical environment. Strong human relations skills are also important as medical office administrators interact with people in stressful situations. Mastery of these skills provide medical office administrators opportunities for promotion to medical office management positions.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in Medical Office Administration, a graduate will be able to:

  • Compose and produce quality business documents using technology.
  • Perform office administrative functions using critical thinking, management, prioritizing, and organizational skills.
  • Transcribe and code medical documents.
  • Demonstrate good oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate good human relations skills, including customer service, teamwork, and ethics.

Scholastic Preparation
Medical Office Administration students should possess basic computer skills:  use a keyboard, mouse, external storage device, and a printer; differentiate among drives, folders, and files; employ a username and password.  Students lacking in any of these areas should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals prior to enrolling in any OAD or other ITS course.  Students should also be able to type at least 35 words per minute on a five-minute timed writing.  Students who cannot meet this standard should enroll in ITS 0810 Keyboarding or ITS 1210 Keyboarding/Word Processing prior to enrolling in any OAD or other college-level ITS course.   Students who cannot meet the 35 word-per-minute standard on the first day of OAD 1101 will be required to withdraw and enroll in ITS 0810 or ITS 1210.  ITS 0800, ITS 0810, and ITS 1210 are considered preparatory for entry into the Medical Office Administration Program and do not count toward the degree.

Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program.  However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Course Course Title Credits
Fall
OAD 1101 Document Production I 3
OAD 1105 Business English 4
OAD 1205 Office Procedures 3
BIO 1105 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications * 3
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
 
Spring
OAD 1102 Document Production II 3
OAD 2301 CPT/ICD-10-PCS Coding 3
OAD 2302 ICD-10-CM Coding 3
ACC 1000 Accounting Concepts 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
 
Fall
OAD 2205 Electronic Medical Records 3
OAD 2311 Medical Coding Trends and Issues 3
OAD 2312 Advanced Medical Coding 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
SPN 1100 Survival Spanish 3
 
Spring
OAD 2320 Medical Office Certification Review 1
OAD 2703 Co-op Education/Internship 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication Ior  
COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
MST 1140 Human Disease 3
-- MGT or OAD Elective** 2
-- Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 67

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

** Any MGT or OAD course not already prescribed totaling a minimum of 2 semester hours