Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Assistant

This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program.
Method: On-Ground and Online Modality
Campus: Rockford, IL Only

The Medical Office Assistant program prepares the student to assist the physician in the general, administrative areas of the medical office or health care facility. The program prepares students to perform duties under the direction of a facility manager. These duties include: appointment management, medical records management, medical billing and coding, bookkeeping and payroll.  In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a medical office related positions.

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform in the general duties of the medical office, including: effective written and verbal communications; telephone techniques; identify and respond to issues of confidentiality, legality and ethics; perform patient Instruction; and perform and utilize office equipment and methods of quality control.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the administrative duties of a medical office including: appointment management, medical billing and coding, customer service bookkeeping and payroll.

Course Code

Course Title

Contact Hours

Quarter
Credit
Hours 

 

Concentration Requirements

 

 

 

BUS102

Introduction to Business

 

40

4.0

BUS105

Principles of Accounting I

 

40

4.0

BUS107

College & Career Success Skills

 

40

4.0

BUS215

Supervision & Management Principles

 

40

4.0

CIT100

Word processing I

 

40

3.0

CIT105

Electronic Communications

 

40

3.0

CIT145

Spreadsheet Applications

 

40

3.0

MED100

Medical Terminology I

 

40

4.0

MED105

Medical Terminology II

 

40

4.0

MED110

Anatomy & Physiology I

 

40

4.0

MED115

Anatomy & Physiology II

 

40

4.0

MED120

Medical Law & Ethics

 

40

4.0

MED200

Pharmacology

 

40

4.0

MED205

Medical Office Procedures

 

40

4.0

MED225

Coding and Insurance Procedures

 

40

4.0

MED235

Advanced Coding & Insurance Procedures

 

50

4.0

MED250

Medical Computer Applications

 

40

3.0

MED295

Medical Office Assistant Externship

 

180

6.0

 

 

Total

880

70.0

 

General Education Requirements

 

 

 

GEN101

Speech

 

40

4.0

GEN102

Psychology

 

40

4.0

GEN104

College English

 

40

4.0

GEN106

Culture & Diversity

 

40

4.0

GEN107

Written Communications

 

40

4.0

 

Total

200

20.0

 

Grand Total

1,080

90.0