Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Medical Office Administration

Teacher and students at presentation.

Adrianne Champagne
Instructor
Faculty Office Pavilion, Office 103
(409) 984-6416
champagneam@lamarpa.edu
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The Medical Office Administration program will prepare students in all aspects of working in the office, including integrated applications, desktop publishing, telephone and listening techniques, time management, records management, electronic records, human relations, oral and written business communications, calendar control, and the profession's ethical code. Computer skills include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation and telecommunication applications. 

Students are also taught to prioritize tasks, schedule appointments, prepare budgets, maintain databases, and develop spreadsheets. In some offices, administrative assistants are responsible for maintaining the company's website or preparing the company newsletter. In addition, students (seeking the two-year degree) will spend one semester interning at an area business. 

AAS Medical Office Administration Degree Plan
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFI 1349/
ITSW 1304
Spreadsheets or
Introduction to Spreadsheets
3
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
Spring Semester
HITT 1303 Medical Terminology II 3
HITT 1313 Coding & Insurance 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
MDCA 1305 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFT 2312/
ITSW 1310
Business Correspondence & Communication or
Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
3
Second Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition 3
MATH 1314/
MATH 1332
College Algebra or
Contemporary Mathematics I
3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
POFM 1300 Basic Medical Coding 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Spring Semester
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing 3
POFM 2386/
POFM 2333
Internship-Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary or
Medical Document Production
3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
Total 60