Administrative Support Technology

Medical Office Specialization

The Medical Office Specialization offers training needed to work in a medical environment with specific training in medical insurance coding and medical transcription. The medical courses are usually taught during the evenings. A coding student who makes below a “C” in a HIT course is strongly encouraged to retake the course.

A transcription student who makes below a “C” in any AST or HIT course is strongly encouraged to retake the course. Required courses include:

 

    Lecture
Hours 
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
AST 101   Keyboarding I 2 0 2
AST 103   Keyboarding I Lab 0 2 1
ENG 134   Grammar for Writing & Speaking 3 0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
BIO 100   Basic Human Biology 3 0 3
HLT 143   Medical Terminology I 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     15 2 16

 

    Lecture
Hours  
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
AST 102   Keyboarding II 2 0 2
AST 104   Keyboarding II Lab 0 2 1
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
ITE 115L   Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts  (Lab) 0 2 1
ENG 135   Applied Grammar 3 0 3
HLT 144   Medical Terminology II 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Ed. 0 2 1
AST 245   Medical Machine
Transcription I**
2 0 2
Total     13**-11* 6 16**14*

      Lecture
Hours      
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AST 234   Records & Database Mgt. 3 0 3
AST 238   MS Word 2 0 2
AST 239   MS Word Lab 0 2 1
HIM 226   Legal Aspects of Record Doc. 2 0 2
AST 113   Speedbuilding ** 0 2 1
HIM 106   ICD-9-CM Coding I* 2 0 2
Total     7**-9* 4 9**-10*

 

    Lecture
Hours  
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester      
ECO 100   Elementary Economics 3 0 3
ACC 111   Accounting I ** 3 0 3
AST 201   Keyboarding III (Internship) 2 0 2
    Keyboarding III Lab 0 2 1
HIT 195   ICD-9-CM Coding II* 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Ed 0 2 1
AST 243   Office Administration I 3 0 3
AST 295   Medical Mach.Transcription II** 2 0 2
Total     13**-11* 4 15**-13*
 

 

    Lecture
Hours  
Lab
Hours 
Course
Credits
Fifth Semester      
AST 244   Office Administration II 3 0 3
AST 201   Keyboarding III 2 0 2
HIM 105 CPT Coding* 2 0 2
SDV 106   Job Search Strategies 1 0 1
SPA 103   Basic Spoken Spanish 3 0 3
HIT 130   Health Care Info. Sys. 3 0 3
HIM 143   Managing Electronic Billing Med. Practice 3 0 3
BUS 235   Business Letter Writing** 3 0 3
Total     13**-15* 0 13**-15*
Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied
Science Degree in Administrative Support Technology
(Medical Office Specialization)
.........................................69**-68*

 

*Coding Option

** Transcription Option - students can pursue
either the coding option or the transcription option. Many
students take all courses for both options  
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