2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Office Administration - Medical Billing and Coding (A25310BC), AAS


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Purpose

The Medical Office Administration Billing and Coding curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents. Emphasis is placed on medical billing and coding and preparation for the national coding certification exam.

Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Medical Office Administration curriculum.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 2 | Credit Hours 16


Second Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 6 | Credit Hours 18


Third Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 15


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 7 | Credit Hours 15


Total Credit Hours 64


Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 110 , or REL 221 .
  2. The following courses will not be counted towards graduation requirements if they are over (5) years old: CTS 130 .
  3. Potential Certifications

Upon Completion of the following Courses; OST 136 , CTS 130 , students are Eligible for Certification Test Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Word, Excel.

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