Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in
Medical Office Management
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Medical Office Management is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in a medical setting. The students learn the skills needed to work in the front and/or back office of healthcare institutions, hospitals, clinics, both large or small, medical offices or health maintenance organizations. The students learn computer skills and applications, medical terminology, medical billing, medical insurance and coding, medical records and clinical skills. Medical office procedures provide the student the skills needed to interact with doctors, nurses and other specialists. Medical Anatomy and Physiology are covered to provide the students a broader understanding of the human body as it relates to the clinical procedure. An externship at the end of the student’s study puts into practice what the student needs to learn in a real-world setting. In addition, the management skills topics provide the student the skills needed to interact and/or manage other employees in an office setting. The program provides the student with expanded knowledge and understanding of general education courses, which are beneficial to the student’s interactions within their community and beyond.
The diagram below highlights the major topics covered in the program. Upon successful completion, the graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Management. For complete and detailed information please refer to the college catalog.
Students who successfully complete this Medical Office Management (AAS) degree program can expect to obtain employment in healthcare institutions, hospitals, clinics, both large or small clinical offices and healthcare maintenance organizations. Job titles include medical office manager and/or medical administrative assistant, front office and/or back office medical administrator or clerk, medical receptionists, medical assistant or junior medical manager, medical secretary, medical records and billing assistant or manager.
For admission to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, the student must have proof of high school graduation or equivalent, obtain a passing score on the school entrance exam and be interviewed by the Admissions Department.
LA ORT students train on the appropriate equipment consistent with the demands of the job market.
This program may be offered in the morning, afternoon or evening sessions. The morning session is taught 5 days per week for approximately 48 weeks of instruction. In the afternoon or evening sessions, this program is taught 4 days per week for approximately 76 weeks of instruction. This is a 65-semester credit hour program with 1200 classroom hours.
More information on career outlook for Medical & Health Services Managers, Medical Records & Health Information Technicians, related to the Medical Office Management program, could be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net under the Standard Occupational Classification Codes 11-9111.00 and 29-2071.00.
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