Medical Office Administration

This  curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health care related offices.

Coursework will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health care related organizations.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree and three Certificates. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Medical Office Administration Degree (A25310)
  • Medical Billing and Insurance Certificate (C25310B)
  • Medical Office Administration Certificate (C25310)
  • Medical Transcription Certificate (C25310A)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Medical Office Administration

Curriculum Code: A25310

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 141 Medical Term I-Medical Office 3 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2 2 3
MED 116 Intro to A & P or 3 2 4
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology (4) (2) (5)
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
13-14 6 16-17
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 2 2 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
OST 142 Medical Term II-Medical Office 3 0 3
OST 148 Medical Coding Billing and Insurance 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 3
15 6 18
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
6 0 6
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3
ACC 115 College Accounting 3 2 4
OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 1 2 2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1 2 2
OST 164 Text Editing 3 0 3
11 6 14
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
OST 247 Procedural Coding 1 2 2
OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 2 2 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 3
SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace or 3 0 3
COM 140 Intro Intercultural Com (3) (0) (3)
ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications
1 2 2
OST 281 Emer Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 3
13 6 16
Total Semester Hours: 70-71

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 113 American Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
ENG 231 American Literature I MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 241 British Literature I PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 212 Intro to New Testament
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture REL 221 Religion in America

Course Requirements for Medical Office Administration Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Certificate (C25310)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 141 Medical Term I-Medical Office 3 0 3
4 2 5
SPRING SEMESTER
OST 142 Medical Term II-Medical Office 3 0 3
OST 148 Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance 3 0 3
6 2 6
SUMMER SEMESTER
OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 1 2 2
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3
4 2 5
Total Semester Hours: 16

Medical Transcription Certificate (C25310A)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 141 Medical Term I-Medical Office 3 0 3
4 2 5
SPRING SEMESTER
OST 136 Word Processing 1 2 2
OST 142 Medical Term II-Medical Office 3 0 3
4 2 5
SUMMER SEMESTER
OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 1 2 2
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3
4 2 5
Total Semester Hours: 15

Medical Billing and Insurance Certificate (C25310B)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
MED 116 Introduction to A&P 3 2 4
OST 141 Medical Term I-Medical Office 3 0 3
6 2 7
SPRING SEMESTER
OST 142 Medical Term II-Medical Office 3 0 3
OST 148 Medical Coding, Billing, and Ins 3 2 3
6 2 6
SUMMER SEMESTER
OST 247 Procedure Coding 1 2 2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1 2 2
2 4 4
Total Semester Hours: 17


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