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Degree Plans - Medical Office Management (AAS)

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One of the fastest growing occupations in the health care field is medical office management. To fit this growing need for skillful professionals, we offer an Associate of Applied Science and certificate of proficiency in Medical Office Management.

The Medical Office Management program is committed to meeting the needs of the medical community by providing well-qualified employees who understand the principles of medical office work.

During your time at TJC, you will receive specialized training from our expert faculty in the knowledge of medical administrative procedures, as well as learn excellent interpersonal skills and how to be an effective office administrator.

Upon graduation, you will be highly-qualified to seek employment or continue on to earn a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Healthcare Technology and Medical Systems at TJC, or a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) at a four-year institution.

With a degree from TJC, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce in no time.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
Yes
TSI
Reading & Writing Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 41 Credits

POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support

 

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I

 

POFM 1327 Medical Insurance

 

ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing

 

POFT 1301 Business English

 
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior  
POFT 1321 Business Math  
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation  
POFM 1300 Medical Coding Basics  
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets  
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding  

POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications

 

POFM 2280 Cooperative Education - Medical Administrative/ Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

 

POFM 1291 Special Topics in Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant: Revenue Cycle and Denials Management OR

HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions

 
HPRS 1105 Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals  
General Education Curriculum 19 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas:

  • Humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts)
  • Social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science)
  • Natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).
Major Courses: 41
General Education Curriculum: 19
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support

3

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I

3

POFM 1327 Medical Insurance

3

ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing

3

POFT 1301 Business English

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior

3

POFT 1321 Business Math

3

POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation

3

POFM 1300 Medical Coding Basics

3

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication OR
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets

3

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology

4

POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

POFM 1291 Special Topics in Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant:  Revenue Cycle and Denials Management OR
HRPS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions

2

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing OR
ENGL 1302 Composition II

3

PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 

3
xxxx x3xx Creative Arts Core 3

POFM 2280 Cooperative Education - Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary (Capstone)

2

HPRS 1105 Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals

1
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.

All required courses of the MOMG program must be completed with a “C” or better.

The Medical Office Management (MOMG) program prepares the student to work in outpatient settings (i.e., physician clinics, hospital outpatient departments, healthcare business offices, insurance companies) and to sit for AAPC (www.aapc.com) national certifications in medical coding, auditing, compliance, billing, and practice management. Medical coders achieve AAPC certification through specialized education, experience in an area of specialty, and a qualifying exam(s).  AAPC requires a specified number of annual CEUs to maintain the certifications. AAPC certifications are recognized by employers, medical societies, and government organizations in all 50 states and some foreign countries.