Administrative Services AAS - Medical Specialty

The Administrative Services AAS (AAS_ASMS) degree offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Administrative Services Department.

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Program Description

Administrative support certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.

NOTICE: Students will be required to pay liability insurance during the semesters involving off-campus internships. At some facilities, students may be required to show proof of immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tetanus, and MMR (mumps, measles, rubella).

 

Graduation requirement

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  
Elective2   Math/Natural Science Elective 3-4

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

4-5

 

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Elective1   Speech Elective 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
POFM 1300 Medical Coding Basics 3
POFM 1327 Medical Insurance 3
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
POFM 2333 Medical Document Production 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HPRS 2321 Medical Law & Ethics Health Professions 3
POFM3 2380 Cooperative Education - Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary OR 3
POFM3 2386 Internship - Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Administrative Support AAS -
Medical Specialty:

61-62

  1. Choose from AAS Core
  2. Students in the medical specialty track should take BIOL 2404
  3. Capstone Course