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Administrative Services AAS Degree: MedicalAssociate of Applied Science

Overview

  • Two year program

  • Enter the workforce quickly

  • Full program offered at:

    LSC-Tomball

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Program Pathway

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First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 6 Credits
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
Second Semester Courses 4 Credits
BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
Third Semester Courses 12 Credits
POFM 1300 Basic Medical Coding 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFM 1327 Medical Insurance 3
HPRS 2321 Medical Law & Ethics Health Professions 3
Fourth Semester Courses 17 Credits
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
POFM 2386 Internship - Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary3 3
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
Elective Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
POFT 1132 Workplace Diversity 1
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
Administrative Support AAS - Medical Degree Program Total 60 Credits

Credits earned in the Administrative Support Certificate Level II: Medical Specialty programs may be applied to this degree.

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Program Details

Administrative Services programs provide students with the skills, knowledge, and atti­tudes needed for the current and future office environment. Skills include time manage­ment, human/customer relations, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spread­sheets, presentations, document formatting, and Internet research.

A wide variety of job opportunities are avail­able to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, medical administrative specialist, medical administrative assistant, medical office administration professions, and office applications specialist. 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, local government, and energy production.

The Administrative Services Associate of Applied Science degrees are awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic courses and a maximum selection of technical courses based upon specialization.

Medical office specialty only: At some facilities, students may be required to show proof of immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tetanus, and MMR (mumps, measles, rubella). These costs are incurred by the student.

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

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