Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management
  • Degree Plan
    • Courses
    • Credits
    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    • Core Requirements
      • CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I
      • 5 +
      Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

      Prerequisite: None

      • CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II
      • 5 +
      This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

      Prerequisite: None


    • Choose one of the following mathematics courses:
      • MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS
      • 5 +
      Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

      Prerequisite: None

      • MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA
      • 5 +
      This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

      Prerequisite: None

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    • TOTAL CORE REQUIREMENTS
    • 15



    • Major Requirements
      • HI 215: REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES
      • 3 +
      This course will show students the reimbursement side of health care and the importance of correct coding and billing practices to both the facility and the patient. Students will gain insight into the various types of health insurance plans, and also study compliance as it relates to reimbursement.

      Prerequisite: None | Corequisite: HI 255

      • HI 252: MEDICAL CODING I
      • 4 +
      This course focuses on established medical diagnosis and procedural coding systems including a study of nomenclature versus classification systems, basic coding principles, and application of coding guidelines in outpatient and inpatient settings.

      Prerequisite: None | Corequisite: SC 131

      • HI 255: MEDICAL CODING II
      • 5 +
      This course is a continuation of HI 252: Medical Coding I, progressing to more complicated topics such as cerebrovascular coding, respiratory system coding, congenital anomalies, V-codes, late effects, and pregnancies. The course also focuses on applying coding guidelines for statistical and reimbursement purposes, “present on admission,” and severity of illness considerations, and the use of coding references to ensure coding compliance.

      Prerequisite: HI 252

      • HS 100: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE
      • 5 +
      In this introductory course, you will identify current issues in health science and how they relate to chosen health science professions. Educational and credentialing requirements will be defined for health science occupations. You will review your chosen degree plan, exploring appropriate electives and identifying specific career options based on personal goals and research of the profession. Professional traits and skills for success in the field will be explored as well as discussion of roles and responsibilities of selected health professionals.

      Prerequisite: None

      • HS 101: MEDICAL LAW AND BIOETHICS
      • 5 +
      This course emphasizes the basic principles and applications of law, ethics, and bioethics as they relate to the medical arena. It covers legal terms, consent, contracts, physician/patient relationships, professional liability, and various medical issues. Through lectures, class discussions, case studies, and library research, students acquire knowledge of the importance of their professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisite: None

      • HS 111: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
      • 5 +
      This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.

      Prerequisite: None

      • HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY
      • 5 +
      Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

      Prerequisite: None

      • HS 210: MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT
      • 5 +
      The course explores procedural guidelines for accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care setting. Topics include management of patient information, operational functions, and general workplace competencies of health care employees.

      Prerequisite: None

      • HS 240: MEDICAL OFFICE ACCOUNTING
      • 3 +
      This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and practice of medical office accounting. Topics include basic bookkeeping procedures, accounts receivable, payroll, banking processes, petty cash, and billing and collection procedures.

      Prerequisite: None

      • MO 250: MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT
      • 3 +
      Students are familiarized with the content, format, and management of the medical health record including the utilization of the electronic medical record. Students compare and evaluate the electronic medical record with the traditional printed medical record. Students evaluate the reliability and accuracy of data found in the medical record.

      Prerequisite: None

      • MO 260: MEDICAL OFFICE APPLICATIONS
      • 5 +
      This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competencies will include vital signs, medical office emergencies, exam preparation, and basic pharmacology.

      Prerequisite: None

      • MO 270: ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT
      • 5 +
      The course explores guidelines for running the medical office. Topics include personnel management, governmental compliance, risk assessment, and basic business practices.

      Prerequisite: None

      • SC 121: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
      • 5 +
      In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.

      Prerequisite: None

      • SC 131: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
      • 5 +
      In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level.

      Prerequisite: SC 121

      • MO 290: MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT EXTERNSHIP AND EVALUATION
      • 3 +
      Successful completion of this course will require 90 hours of administrative experience at an approved health care setting. Students will be evaluated on the performance of expected competencies at the end of the course. The course requires a final presentation. The online version of MO 290 requires each student to work with the School of Health Sciences clinical staff to locate an externship site a minimum of two terms prior to beginning the externship.

      Prerequisite: MO 270 and permission of the Clinical Placement Team


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    • TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
    • 66



    • Open Elective Requirements
      • OPEN ELECTIVES
      • 10


      Prerequisite: N/A

    • TOTAL OPEN ELECTIVES REQUIREMENTS
    • 10



    • TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    • 91