Medical Administration

Medical Office Administration with Specializations in: 

  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Front Office

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1552020404)

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as office support staff and medical transcriptionists in medical offices, hospitals and other healthcare organizations. It provides training for both first-time job seekers and experienced employees who wish to advance in their careers.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

College Credit Technical Certificates

The Medical Administration A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificates can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificates are embedded in the A.S. degree. You can earn the certificates as you progress through your A.S. Degree or as a separate, stand-alone credential. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the certificates that are offered.

  • Medical Office Support (12 credits) (CIP # 0552020403)
  • Medical Office Specialist - Medical Front Office (18 credits) (CIP # 0552040704)
  • Medical Office Specialist - Medical Transcription (18 credits) (CIP # 0552040704)
  • Medical Office Management (34 credits) (CIP # 0551071605)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Medical Stenographer

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/medical--administration/.

Current Students

Contact the campus Career Program Advisor below for more information:

East Campus
Betty Wanielista, Program Chair: 407-582-2347
bwanielista@valenciacollege.edu
Lisa Larson, Career Program Advisor: 407-582-2503
llarson9@valenciacollege.edu

West Campus
Marie Howard, Program Chair: 4078-582-1423
mhoward@valenciacollege.edu
Beverly Johnson, Career Program Advisor, West Campus: 407-582-1890
bjohnson@valenciacollege.edu

Osceola Campus
Coleen Jones, Program Chair: 407-582-4851
cjones3@valenciacollege.edu
Leonardo Rodriguez-Braga, Career Program Advisor: 407-582-1583
lrodriguez120@valenciacollege.edu 

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
OST 1100CKEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I 1 R1 C13
OST 2854CMICROSOFT OFFICE (APPLICATIONS PACKAGE) (Applications Package) C13
OST 1335CBUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Select one of the following:3
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE R1 C1
Medical Terminology +R1 C1
Intermediate Courses
OST 1355CRECORDS MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS C13
PSY 2012General Psychology ~3
OST 1467CINTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST +*1 R1 C13
GEB 1011Introduction To Business3
OST 2756CMICROSOFT WORD R1 C13
OST 2501COFFICE MANAGEMENT3
OST 2464CMEDISOFT (OFFICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE) (Office Management Software) C13
Science or MathematicsSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement +*3
Select one of the following:3
Business Mathematics
BASIC ACCOUNTING C1
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *
Specialization (See below)12
Total Credit Hours60

Medical Transcription Specialization

Designed for students wishing to specialize in medical transcription.

Program Outcomes

  • Support management in medical office administration.
  • Prepare business documents.
  • Manage business records.
  • Demonstrate business communication skills.
  • Utilize appropriate office technology.
  • Execute duties of a medical office administrator.
Advanced Courses
OST 1611CMEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION I +*R13
OST 1108CBUILDING KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY3
or OST 1110C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING II
OST 2612CMEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION II +*R13
Select one of the following:3
MEDICAL OFFICE SIMULATION *R1
Intern In Medical Office *R1 C1
Total Credit Hours12

Medical Front Office Specialization

Designed for students wishing to specialize in medical front office.

Program Outcomes

  • Support management in medical office administration.
  • Prepare business documents.
  • Manage business records.
  • Demonstrate business communication skills.
  • Utilize appropriate office technology.
  • Execute duties of a medical office administrator.
OST 1110CKEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING II *R1 C13
OST 2836CMICROSOFT ACCESS DATABASE MANAGEMENT C13
OST 2858CMICROSOFT EXCEL C13
Select one of the following3
Intern In Medical Office *R1 C1
Medical Front Office Elective
Total Credit Hours12
Medical Front Office Specialization Electives
All OST-prefix courses not being used as a requirement in this degree except OST 1141C Computer Keyboarding.

Upon earning the Medical Administration A.S. degree, you can continue at Valencia to complete the B.A.S. degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Additional education at the bachelor’s level can enhance your skills and create more career opportunities. Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to discuss transfer options and requirements, and determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution for acceptance of this degree.

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Certification

The following courses will help prepare you to take the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Certification. If you have received this certification prior to taking these courses, contact your Career Program Advisor about possible credit.

OST 2756CMICROSOFT WORD3
OST 2836CMICROSOFT ACCESS DATABASE MANAGEMENT (Database Management)3
OST 2858CMICROSOFT EXCEL3

Medical Office Specialist with Specializations in

  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Front Office

Technical Certificate

This certificate prepares students for employment as medical office support personnel and medical transcriptionists in medical offices and hospitals.

Foundation Courses
OST 1100CKEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I 13
Select one of the following:3
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE +1
Medical Terminology +
OST 1467CINTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST +*13
OST 1355CRECORDS MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS3
Specialization (See below)6
Total Credit Hours18
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

1

Students with prior experience and/or instruction in OST 1100C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I, OST 1110C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING II, OST 1257C MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE, OST 1467C INTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST, OST 1611C MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION I and/or OST 2612C MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION II should consult a Career Program Advisor about credit-by-examination or alternate possibilities.

Medical Transcription Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Support management in medical office administration.
  • Prepare business documents.
  • Manage business records.
  • Demonstrate business communication skills.
  • Utilize appropriate office technology.
OST 1611CMEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION I +*3
OST 1108CBUILDING KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY *3
or OST 1110C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING II
Total Credit Hours6
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Medical Front Office Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Support management in medical office administration.
  • Prepare business documents.
  • Manage business records.
  • Demonstrate business communication skills.
  • Utilize appropriate office technology.
OST 2836CMICROSOFT ACCESS DATABASE MANAGEMENT3
Select one of the following:3
Intern In Medical Office *
Medical Front Office Electives
Total Credit Hours6
*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Medical Front Office Specialization Electives
All OST-prefix courses not being used as a requirement in this degree except OST 1141C.

Notes:

Medical Office courses may be taught in a multilevel-class atmosphere.

Medical Office Support

Technical Certificate

This certificate prepares students for employment as medical office support personnel in health-related businesses such as medical offices and hospitals.

Program Outcomes

  • Support management in medical office administration.
  • Prepare business documents.
  • Manage business records.
  • Utilize appropriate office technology.
Courses
OST 1100CKEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I 13
Select one of the following:3
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE +1
Medical Terminology +
OST 1355CRECORDS MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS3
OST 1467CINTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST +*13
Total Credit Hours12
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

1

Students with prior experience and/or instruction in OST 1100C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I, OST 1110C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING II, OST 1257C MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE, OST 1467C INTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST, OST 1611C MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION I and/or OST 2612C MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION II should consult a Career Program Advisor about credit-by-examination or alternate possibilities.

Notes:

Medical Office courses may be taught in a multilevel-class atmosphere.

Medical Office Management

Technical Certificate

This certificate prepares students for career opportunities in medical office management in medical offices and hospitals.

Program Outcomes

  • Support management in medical office administration.
  • Prepare business documents.
  • Manages business records.
  • Demonstrate business communication skills.
  • Utilize appropriate office technology.
Foundation Courses
OST 1100CKEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I 13
OST 2854CMICROSOFT OFFICE (APPLICATIONS PACKAGE) (Applcations Package)3
OST 1257CMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE +13
OST 1335CBUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
OST 2501COFFICE MANAGEMENT3
Intermediate Courses
OST 1467CINTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST +*13
OST 1355CRECORDS MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS3
OST 2858CMICROSOFT EXCEL3
or OST 2836C MICROSOFT ACCESS DATABASE MANAGEMENT
Advanced Courses
OST 2756CMICROSOFT WORD3
OST 2464CMEDISOFT (OFFICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE) (Office Management Software)3
ACG 2021CPRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
or APA 1111C Basic Accounting
Medical Office Management Elective 1
Total Credit Hours34
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

1

Students with prior experience and/or instruction in OST 1100C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING I, OST 1110C KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING II, OST 1257C MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR OFFICE, OST 1467C INTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS FOR OST, OST 1611C MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION I and/or OST 2612C MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION II should consult a Career Program Advisor about credit-by-examination or alternate possibilities.

Medical Office Management Electives

OST 1320CTEN KEY MASTERY1
OST 2828CMICROSOFT POWERPOINT (PRESENTATION SOFTWARE)1
OST 2831CMICROSOFT WINDOWS1
OST 2852CMICROSOFT EXCEL INTRODUCTORY1
OST 2943Intern In Medical Office *1
*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

Medical Office Administration courses may be taught in a multilevel-class atmosphere.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.