Medical Office Administration
600 hours • Diploma program
Day (6 months) and evening (12 months) classes
In addition to courses in management and computer applications, students learn medical terminology, health care administration, EMR (electronic medical records), insurance theory, and insurance claims management. Students are also exposed to the different parts of Medicare, what to do in case of medical emergencies, and the legal aspects of health care, including HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Act).
Graduates can obtain entry-level employment as a medical office specialist or patient coordinator in a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. Additional possibilities include a billing, admissions, or health unit coordinator in private firms, medical offices, legal offices, or government organizations.
Job Titles for Graduates of the Medical Office Administration Program
The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.
|Admissions Coordinator||Medical Office Specialist||Physician Office Specialist|
|Billing Coordinator||Medical Secretary||Unit Secretary|
|Health Unit Coordinator||Patient Coordinator||Unit Support Representative|
KB1 (30 hours)
Keyboarding I is an introductory course designed to teach alphabetic and numeric keyboarding. In Lessons 1-13, students will learn how to keyboard and build their skills. The Keyboarding Pro software will be utilized for the purpose of reinforcing the lessons. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 25 words per minute, with three or less errors on three-minute timed writings. Prerequisite: None
Medical Terminology I
MT2 (30 hours)
During Medical Terminology I, the student will be introduced to basic medical terminology concepts. Medical words will be analyzed along with their relationship to the human body. Terms will also be introduced for the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and genitourinary systems. Pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of the medical terms for these body systems will be reinforced. Prerequisite: None
A101 (60 hours)
During Accounting I, students will study the fundamental principles of general ledger accounting including journalizing, posting, worksheets, financial statements, and petty cash. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to analyze transactions. Prerequisite: None
KB2A (30 hours)
During Keyboarding 2A, students will learn editing and formatting text and the production of business correspondence, such as interoffice memorandums and business letters. At the conclusion of this course, students will be expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute, with five or less errors on five-minute timed writings. Prerequisite: KB1
KB2B (30 hours)
During Keyboarding 2B, students will learn editing and formatting text and the production of educational and business reports, basic table functions, and review of business correspondence. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 40 words per minute with five or less errors on five-minute timed writings. Prerequisite: KB1
Medical Terminology II
MT3 (30 hours)
Medical Terminology II reinforces basic medical terminology concepts learned in Medical Terminology I. During this course, additional body system terms selected from the nervous, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems, as well as medical specialties and pharmacology, will be studied. Pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of common terms and abbreviations will also be introduced. Prerequisite: MT2
Microsoft Word Basics
MO1 (30 hours)
Microsoft Word Basics will provide students with the basics of Microsoft Word for Windows, as well as review business letter formatting. During this course, students will learn the following: the use of tabs; ribbons and galleries; document orientation; correcting, saving, printing, and closing documents; moving and copying text; AutoCorrect, AutoFormat, and spelling and grammar check; the Date & Time feature; undo and redo; the Thesaurus; the Find and Replace commands; and all aspects of formatting text. Prerequisite: None
Intermediate Microsoft Word
MO2 (30 hours)
During Intermediate Microsoft Word, students will continue to master the functions of Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this course will include, but will not be limited to, the following: setting margins, text alignment, indentation, line spacing, vertical alignment, the setting of tabs, bullets and numbering, sorting text, using desktop publishing to create columns, adding borders and shading, inserting clip art, use of the Drawing toolbar, and the creation of diagrams and charts. Prerequisite: MO1
Excel for Windows
EX1 (30 hours)
Excel for Windows is designed to give students an understanding of the spreadsheet program, Excel for Windows. During this course, the topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the following: parts of a worksheet; selecting cells; entering and editing data; searching data; saving and
printing a worksheet; changing the appearance of a worksheet; adding color and borders; cell formats; using the fill command; inserting rows and columns; formula structure; relative, absolute, and mixed cell references; and an introduction to formulas using the AutoSum button. Prerequisite: None
Medical Coding and Reimbursement
MC1 (30 hours)
During this course, students will develop an understanding of the structure, format, and conventions used in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding. Additional topics covered will be insurance companies, Medicare, insurance claim forms, accounts receivables, and legal issues. Prerequisite: None
Medical Coding and Reimbursement
MC2 (30 hours)
This course is designed to provide students with instruction in medical coding. ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS will be covered, emphasizing the importance of linking diagnosis and procedure codes correctly when reporting services for reimbursement. Major laws and guidelines that regulate coding compliance will also be covered. Prerequisite: MC1
Electronic Medical Records
EMR1 (30 hours)
Electronic Medical Records is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of transcription of medical reports. During this course, medical reports will be transcribed from individual case studies. Other topics covered include the creation of patient records, importing health history records, and reading and interpreting patient files. In addition, the electronic health record will be introduced by utilizing Practice Partner EHR and practice management software. Prerequisite: MT2
MO4 (30 hours)
During this course, students will work on an array of interesting and challenging projects designed to reinforce Microsoft Office skills. By the end of this course, students will have developed the ability to utilize the integration capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The Internet for Business (INT101) or Office Machines/Electronic Calculator (OM101) may be offered instead. Prerequisites: MO1, EX1, PPG1
The Internet for Business
INT101 (30 hours)
This course introduces students to the concepts and basics of using the Internet and how it is employed in various business settings. During this course, students will set up, manage, and address e-mails appropriately for business use. Proper search techniques and Internet security will be discussed. Microsoft Outlook Calendar and Address Book functions will also be covered and practiced. Microsoft Office (MO4) or Office Machines/Electronic Calculator (OM101) may be offered instead. Prerequisite: None
Office Machines/Electronic Calculator
OM101 (30 hours)
During this course, students will learn the proper use and functions of an electronic calculator, particularly as applied to solving practical business problems. This course also includes training in the use of proper fingering, as well as mastering the numeric processes. Students will also apply their knowledge by doing simulations. Microsoft Office (MO4) or The Internet for Business (INT101) may be offered instead. Prerequisite: None
Computerized Medical Practice Management
CMP1 (60 hours)
Computerized Medical Practice Management utilizes The Medical Manager, a popular software product for managing medical practices. During this course, the topics covered will include accounts receivables, insurance billing, statements, invoices, encounter forms, appointment scheduling, recalls, clinical history, diagnosis history, hospital rounds record-keeping, and referring doctor information. Prerequisite: None
Advanced Microsoft Word
MO3 (30 hours)
During Advanced Microsoft Word, students will continue to master the functions of Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this course will include, but will not be limited to, the following: inserting page breaks; working with multiple documents; adding headers and footers; creating footnotes and endnotes; use of the Research tool; document sections; the application of styles; inserting and formatting tables; using templates and wizards; the Screenshot feature; creating envelopes and labels; and the use of mail merge. Prerequisite: MO1
Access Database Management
ADM1 (30 hours)
During this course, students will learn the popular database program, Access, which is a component of the Microsoft Office package. The topics covered will include the following: creating a database, editing and printing, searching, filtering and sorting, querying a database, and creating forms and reports. Prerequisite: None
PowerPoint Presentation Graphics
PPG1 (30 hours)
PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program that will let students create and save visual aides to support a speech or presentation. During this course, the topics covered will include the following: creating and saving a presentation, working with text and objects, developing charts and graphs, and working with animation and media to enhance slide shows. Prerequisite: None
CD30 (30 hours)
Career Development provides an opportunity for students to prepare for a job search by learning and applying critical self-examination techniques for the development of a successful career and lifelong career management. Topics include the following: career planning research; job searching; interview and communication skills; and the development and preparation of career search documents, such as résumés, job applications, cover letters, and thank you letters. Students will also be directed in the proper use of the telephone and fax machine, employment testing, office behavior and etiquette, and the completion of online applications. Mock interviews will also be conducted. Prerequisite: None
Consumer Data Regarding Programs Leading to Gainful Employment
- All figures are for students who completed the program between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.
- Job placement statistics relate only to the Medical Office Administration program and related fields of study.
- Figures may not include jobs secured by students in their field of study who did not report their employment.
- Job placement rates are those reported to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
- These rates have been reported also to the New York State Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.
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