Administrative Support Technology – Medical Office Administration Specialization


Minimum credits: 65
Length: 5 semesters (2 years), if full-time suggested course sequence is followed.
Industry Credentials: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, Office Proficiency Assessment Certification (OPAC)
Career opportunities:
Medical Secretary: $34,006 Job Growth: 21% from 2014 to 2024
Office Manager/Clerical Supervisor $52,630 Job Growth: 8%
Executive Assistant: $53,370 Job Growth: 5% *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source:
Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business
Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

This program provides broad�?based knowledge and skills needed to work in a medical office environment. Medical courses are typically taught in the evenings. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all HIM courses in order to complete the program. Student who receive a grade of D or F must repeat that course before continuing to the HIM course sequence.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of various administrative support functions to perform satisfactorily in an office environment.
2. Communicate effectively using oral & written methods.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in using word processing software to accurately format a variety of business correspondence.
4. Perform mathematical calculations to accurately complete financial & accounting functions used in an office environment.
5. Key with a level of speed & accuracy acceptable to perform satisfactorily to industry standards.
6. Demonstrate alphabetic & numeric filing rules to efficiently file & retrieve documents. 7. Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology necessary to perform satisfactorily in a medical office environment.


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