Medical Office Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The area of Medical Office Technology is designed to prepare individuals to assist with clinical and administrative functions as employees within the health care system of the community. All students become familiar with the health care system, medical terminology, and interpersonal relationships. Four certificate options and one associate of applied science degree option are available within the Medical Office Technology program. These options are designed to allow students an opportunity to pursue careers compatible with their interest and abilities. A single option or a combination of options may be pursued.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll. Students must have a grade of C or better in all classes to pass program/certification requirements.

Medical facilities require proof of vaccines or titers for: tuberculin skin tests, proof of measles, rubella and rubeola, proof of hepatitis B, current year flu vaccination and a current tetanus. Phlebotomy students must also provide proof of chicken pox disease, vaccine, or titer. Prior to internships the student must also take a physical exam by their private physician at their own cost.

Facilities such as physician’s offices, clinics or hospitals require criminal background checks on all students. For specifics disqualifiers on the background investigation, students should contact a MOT faculty advisor. Students who do not obtain a PPCC approved criminal background investigation will not be allowed to enroll in internship classes or phlebotomy classes. Students are also required to take and pass drug and alcohol screening prior to their internships or phlebotomy classes. Failure to pass the above tests will result in the inability to complete the desired certification or degree.

Medical Assistant

This Associate of Applied Science degree option is designed to prepare individuals to work in both administrative and clinical areas of medical clinics or physicians’ offices or as hospital unit secretary positions Students successfully completing this degree program will be able to perform the administrative tasks of a medical receptionist and work in the clinical areas by providing assistance with physical examinations, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

 

 

15

Other Course Requirements

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Advanced Medical Terminology

2

HWE 103

Community First Aid & CPR

1

MOT 110

Medical Office Administration

4

MOT 120

Medical Office Financial Management

3

MOT 124

Medical Filing

2

MOT 125

Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 133

Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135

Basic Medical Sciences III

3

MOT 136

Introduction to Clinical Skills

2

MOT 138

Medical Assisting Laboratory Skills

4

MOT 140

Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

4

MOT 150

Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

3

MOT 183

Medical Assistant Internship

5

MOT 189

Review for Medical Assistant National Examination

1

Student must take one of the following groups up to 6 credits

MOT 208

Introduction to CPT-4 Coding

2

MOT 209

Introduction to ICD-9 Coding

2

MOT 210

Intermediate Coding

3

MOT 131

Advanced Insurance Billing & Coding

3

or

 

 

HPR 101

Customer Service in Healthcare

(2)

and

 

 

HPR 112

Phlebotomy

(4)

 

 

48

Total Credit Hours

63

Certificates

Clinical Office Assistant

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/medical-office-technology/clinical-office-assistant-gedt.

This certificate option is designed to prepare individuals to work in clinics or physicians’ offices as clinical assistants or aides. Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to receive and prepare patients for various laboratory examinations. Successful graduates from this option will also be able to provide physician’s assistants with physical examinations, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures. Credits from this certificate may be transferred to the Medical Assistant AAS degree program.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Organizational Communication

(3)

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Advanced Medical Terminology

2

HWE 103

Community First Aid & CPR

1

MOT 110

Medical Office Administration

4

MOT 125

Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 133

Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135

Basic Medical Sciences III

3

MOT 136

Introduction to Clinical Skills

2

MOT 138

Medical Assisting Laboratory Skills

4

MOT 140

Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

4

MOT 150

Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

3

MOT 182

Clinical Internship

3

Total Credit Hours

40

Medical Coding Specialist

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/medical-office-technology/medical-coding-specialist-gedt.

This certificate option is designed to train students to code and bill physician services in the ambulatory care settings. This course prepares the student to take the National Accrediting exam with AHIMA & AAPC. Credits from this Medical Coding Certificate program may be transferred to the Medical Assistant AAS degree.

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Advanced Medical Terminology

2

MOT 125

Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 131

Advanced Insurance Billing & Coding

3

MOT 133

Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135

Basic Medical Sciences III

3

MOT 208

Introduction to CPT-4 Coding

2

MOT 209

Introduction to ICD-9 Coding

2

MOT 210

Intermediate Coding

3

Total Credit Hours

26

Medical Receptionist

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/medical-office-technology/medical-receptionist-gedt.

This certificate option is designed to prepare individuals to work as receptionists in the health care industry. Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to register new patients, use proper telephone techniques, schedule appointments, file medical records, process mail, and type and transcribe miscellaneous medical reports. Students will gain exposure to both computerized and manual systems to organize a medical office. Credits from this program may be transferred to the Medical Assistant AAS degree option.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Organizational Communication

(3)

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Advanced Medical Terminology

2

HWE 103

Community First Aid & CPR

1

MOT 110

Medical Office Administration

4

MOT 120

Medical Office Financial Management

3

MOT 124

Medical Filing

2

MOT 131

Advanced Insurance Billing & Coding

3

MOT 136

Introduction to Clinical Skills

2

MOT 181

Administrative Internship

2

MOT 208

Introduction to CPT-4 Coding

2

MOT 209

Introduction to ICD-9 Coding

2

MOT 210

Intermediate Coding

3

Total Credit Hours

34

Phlebotomy

In the Phlebotomy certificate program, students will learn theory, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and proficiency in collection of tissue and blood samples from patients in a variety of settings. Students will also learn customer service and communication skills necessary to work with patients. Career options are covered, and students will be prepared for a career in phlebotomy. Upon completion of the required courses, students will receive a certificate of phlebotomy from PPCC and will qualify to take the National Registry Board Exam for Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT). This certificate can be completed within two semesters if coursework is completed as advised.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

HPR 101

Customer Service in Healthcare

2

HPR 106

Law & Ethics for Health Professionals

2

HPR 112

Phlebotomy

4

HPR 113

Advanced Phlebotomy

4

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Advanced Medical Terminology

2

Total Credit Hours

16