Health Information Technology:  Medical Office Assistant

 

Three options: AAS | Credential | Certificate

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Office Assistant is designed to prepare graduates to play a key role in medical offices and allied health care facilities. This highly specialized field requires skills in administrative office procedures, health insurance processing, billing and transcription of medical reports. The program prepares students to function as an entry-level medical front-office assistant, medical receptionist, medical office secretary, medical billing and coding clerk or medical records clerk in a variety of healthcare settings. The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation and communication skills, lifelong learning skills and technical skills used in a medical office setting.

 

General Education Requirements

Credits

Writing Level I (WR1)

3

American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000)

3

MATH/APPM/LSCI

Student must complete six (6) credits of general education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, one of which is either WR2 or ORAL.

(In program)

ARTS/HUM/IT/ORAL/SOC/WR2

Student must complete two (2) credits of Co-Curricular general education courses distributed over two (2) of the following different Co-Curricular areas:  CLCA, CLCE, CLPE

CLCA/CLCE/CLPE

(In program)

 

2

FIN

PEAC/UNST/WELL

1

1

Program Requirements

ACCT

1010

Principles of Accounting I

4

ACCT

1065

Computerized Accounting: (IT)

2

BADM

1005

Business Math I (APPM)

3

BADM

1020

Business Communications (WR2)

3

BOTK

1540

Business English

3

BOTK

1655

Speed and Accuracy Development

1

BOTK

2615

Medical Law and Ethics

3

CMAP

1725*

Word Processing Apps: (IT)** 

3

CMAP

1775*

Spreadsheet Apps: (IT)**

3

CO/M

2130

Human Relations (ORAL) OR

 

MGT

2130

Human Relations (ORAL)

3

NRST

1200

Medical Terminology

3

 PFDV

1500

Managing Career Development

3

ZOO

1200

Human Biology***

3

Program Electives  Students must take a minimum of thirteen (13) credits from the following Program Electives which must be approved by major academic advisor:
ACCT, BADM, BOTK 2600, BOTK 2610, BOTK 2622, BOTK 2623, BOTK 2624, CMAP, CPED, IMGT, MGT, MKT

13

Total

60

*      Students who have limited or no computer experience must take CMAP 1680 before enrolling in CMAP1725. 

**    CMAP 1725 or 1775 are higher level knowledge courses; therefore the courses may be used as IT general               education courses.
***   ZOO 2015 & ZOO 2025 may be substituted for ZOO 1200.
 
Health Information Technology: Medical Office Support
 
Certificate    
The certificate in Medical Office Support is designed to prepare individuals who already have a strong background in office technology to acquire specialized skills in medical transcription and/or medical billing and coding. Students select one option and learn specialized skills that will be used in a hospital or medical clinic.    
 
The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop computation and communication skills. Gainful Employment
 
General Education Requirements Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL 3
MATH/APPM 3
FIN 1
CLCA/CLCE/CLPE/PEAC/UNST/WELL 1
Program Requirements
BADM 1020 Business Communication (WR2) 3
BOTK 1540 Business English 3
BOTK 1655 Speed and Accuracy Development 1
BOTK 2615 Medical Law and Ethics 3
NRST 1200 Medical Terminology 3
ZOO 1200 Human Biology** 3
Program Electives Students must choose a minimum of 9 credits below and must be approved by major academic advisor:
BOTK 2622 Medical Billing & Reimbursement 3
BOTK 2623 Physicican-Based Medical Coding 3
BOTK 2624 Hospital-Based Medical Coding 3
CMAP 1725* Word Processing Apps:  (IT)** 3
CMAP  1775* Spreadsheet Apps:  (IT) ** 3
Total     33
*      Students who have limited or no computer experience must take CMAP 1680 before enrolling in CMAP1725.
**    CMAP 1725 or 1775 are higher level knowledge courses; therefore the courses may be used as IT general               education courses.
***  ZOO 2015 & ZOO 2025 may be substituted for ZOO 1200.
 
Credential
    The credential in Medical Office Support is designed to provide students with ONLY basic skills in medical transcription or medical billing/coding.
Program Requirements Credits
BOTK 1540 Business English 3
BOTK   2615   Medical Law and Ethics   3
NRST   1200   Medical Terminology   3
ZOO 1200 Human Biology ** 3
Program Electives      Students must choose a minimum of 6 credits below and must be approved by major academic advisor:
BOTK   2622   Medical Billing & Reimbursement   3
BOTK   2623   Physician-Based Medical Coding   3
BOTK  2624 Hospital-Based Medical Coding 3
CMAP  1775* Spreadsheet Apps 3
Total   18

*      Students who have limited or no computer experience must take CMAP 1680 before enrolling in CMAP 1725.

**    ZOO 2015 & ZOO 2025 may be substituted for ZOO 1200.

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