Medical Office 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. For more information, visit: http://net1.valenciacollege.edu/future-students/degree-options/associates/medical-office-administration/

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

Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Technical Colleges and TECO may be eligible to receive college credit for specific courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned Career Pathways credit.  For more information and requirements, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm to view the award of credit options. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or Career Program Advisor at Valencia for the award of credit.

Technical Certificates

The Medical Office Administration A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificate programs 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 certificate programs are embedded in the A.S. degree. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the course requirements.

  • 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

Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1507.

Current Students

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
Ramon Velez-Cruz, Career Program Advisor: 407-582-4258
rvelez20@@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 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
+

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

*

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

~

This is a general education course.

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.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

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
+

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

*

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

R1

 Indicates the course is part of a sequence which prepares students for the Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) certification

C1

 Indicates the course is part of a sequence which prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) Certification

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
*

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

R1

 Indicates the course is part of a sequence with prepares students for the Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) Certification

C1

 Indicates the course is part of a sequence which prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) Certification

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

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree have the opportunity to transfer into a related bachelor’s degree (2 +2) that is offered at any state college in Florida. Students who want to continue their education should discuss the career path with their Career Program Advisor, as well as contact their State College of choice 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.