Medical Office Administration

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other healthcare 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 healthcare 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 Insurance and Coding Certificate (C25310B)
  • Medical Document Specialist Certificate (C25310C)
  • 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
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
MED 116 Intro to A & P or 3 2 4
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology (4) (2) (5)
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 141 Med Office Terms I 3 0 3
13 – 14 6 16 – 17

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 2
12 6 15

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
9 0 9

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
MKT 223 Customer Service 3 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3
OST 164 Office Editing 3 0 3
OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 2 2 3
OST 247 Procedural Coding 2 2 3
13 4 15

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ETR 220 Innovation and Creativity 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (3)
OST 280 Electronic Health Records 2 2 3
OST 281 Emerg Issues/Med Office 3 0 3
OST 288 Medical Office Admin Capstone 3 0 3
13 6 15
Total Semester Hours: 70 – 71

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 230 Leadership Development
HUM 110 Technology and Society *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
HUM 115 Critical Thinking *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 

Course Requirements for Medical Office Administration Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Medical Insurance and Coding 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 Med Office Terms I 3 0 3
6 2 7

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 142 Med Office Terms II 3 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 3
7 4 9
Total Semester Hours: 16

Medical Document Specialist Certificate (C25310C)

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
MED 116 Intro to A & P 3 2 4
OST 141 Med Office Terms I 3 0 3
8 4 10

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 142 Med Office Terms II 3 0 3
OST 280 Electronic Health Records 2 2 3
5 2 6
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 Med Office Terms I 3 0 3
4 2 5

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
OST 142 Med Office Terms II 3 0 3
5 2 6

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 2 2 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3
5 2 6
Total Semester Hours: 17


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