Medical Office Management (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

Prepares students for the varied and expanded responsibilities involved in working within medical offices today.  Students will receive training in numerous areas including administrative, clinical and management aspects, which will give them an understanding of the workings within today’s medical businesses.  Graduates will have the skills necessary to obtain a position as a medical office manager.  Students completing the program are eligible to take the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and will have the skills necessary to manage a medical office effectively. Students must complete the medical assistant certificate consisting of AHS 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, and 289 prior to pursuing the rest of the degree.

General Education Requirements (19 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

One course from Arts/Humanities or Options

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

One course

3

Physical & Biological Sciences

One course

4

Degree Requirements (44 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

ACC 108      

Practical Accounting Procedures I

3

AHS 110

Health Care Ethics and Law

3

AHS 145

Medical Assistant Essentials

4

AHS 146

Medical Assistant A

10

AHS 147

Medical Assistant A Skills

2

AHS 148

Medical Assistant B

10

AHS 149

Medical Assistant B Skills

2

AHS 289    

Internship I

4

BUS 206

Principles of Management

3

CIS 120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. apply office management skills to perform daily medical office tasks;
  2. apply clinical skills to a medical office;
  3. display professional behavior in a medical setting;
  4. explain legal and ethical issues in the healthcare setting.