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Associate's Degree - Medical Office Administrator
The objective of this degree program is to prepare students with the knowledge and technical skills to pursue entry-level employment as a Medical Office Administrator in various medical settings such as medical offices, clinics, and hospitals. The program encompasses a general understanding of the components of both Medical Assisting and Medical Coding & Billing responsibilities. Students are trained in front office procedures, such as handling patient accounts and records, word processing, and scheduling of patients. Students are also trained in back office procedures, such as taking vital signs, preparing patients for medical procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, and performing selected diagnostic tests, as directed by the physician. This program also provides training in basic medical laboratory and X-ray procedures. Additionally, students are instructed in medical documentation and terminology, as well as assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes using universally recognized coding systems.
Prior to graduation, students are required to complete a 6 week externship course, which provides hands-on training in the field. Externship sites may require students to submit to a criminal background check, drug screen, medical examination or other requirements.
Upon graduation, students may elect to take any of the following exams offered by the National Center for Competency Training (NCCT): National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam and/or the National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS). All students take Certification Review courses at the end of the program, which are designed to assist in preparing for the exams. However, the College cannot guarantee student’s eligibility to take the exam, or that they will pass the exam. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire into and understand all eligibility requirements.
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