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2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Option, Business Office Technology, A.S.

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Program Design

The Medical Option, Business Office Technology, associate degree program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel and contribute as a positive team member in the medical office environment. Students become proficient in keyboarding/data-entry, word processing, medical terminology, digital medical transcription, computerized communication, and state-of-the-art medical software simulations integrating Practice Management/EHR and health information management principles.  Human biology is also included in this program.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Business Office Technology - Medical Option degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Create and modify standard types of business communications in both printed and electronic forms.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and human relations skills required for success in a professional setting.
  3. Execute medical office procedures used in today’s technological work environment.
  4. Understand and perform medical practice management/patient accounting operations.
  5. Define and apply medical terminology.
  6. Demonstrate accuracy in medical billing and coding procedures.
  7. Acquire up-to-date technology skills in the following areas: word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, personal information management, web technologies, and speech recognition.
  8. Demonstrate keyboarding and data-entry speed and accuracy using industry accepted standards.
  9. Understand and adhere to the importance of federal regulations, medical ethics, legal implications, and patient confidentiality when handling protected health information.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Business Office Technology Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 61


Students may elect to substitute BOT* 296: Cooperative/Work Experience  for any equivalent BOT credit course with prior departmental approval.

HIS* 201  or HIS* 202  are recommended by COSC for Gen Ed - Social Science

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