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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Medical Office Administration

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Medical Office Administration
Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration
Certificate in Basic Computer Competency
Certificate in Medical Office Administration

Medical Office Administration Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/
Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971
Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently.

The BCIS Department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate in Medical Office Administration, Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration, or an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace.

In addition to Medical Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Office Administration.

Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision.

Career Opportunities
The medical office administration occupation job titles vary and can include: medical coders and billers, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionist, health information technicians, and medical receptionists.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131501CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Medical Office Administration 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology to perform outpatient/physician diagnostic coding, and determine outpatient/procedural coding based on the abstraction of medical records.
  • Analyze and interpret medical information and apply sound decision-making skills pertaining to the appropriate ICD and CPT codes needed to maximize compensation for services rendered.
  • Apply effective listening, verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills which prepare them for the outpatient medical workplace.
  • Describe the outpatient medical workplace environment and function in that environment as a knowledgeable, skilled, and professional team member.
Required courses for the major: 38 - 39 Units

BCIS 99 Work Experience-BCIS Has prerequisite(s)2


Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration 32 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology to perform outpatient/physician diagnostic coding, and determine outpatient/procedural coding based on the abstraction of medical records.
  • Analyze and interpret medical information and apply sound decision-making skills pertaining to the appropriate ICD and CPT codes needed to maximize compensation for services rendered.
  • Apply effective listening, verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills which prepare them for the outpatient medical workplace.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Basic Computer Competency 5 - 6 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system.
  • Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business.
  • Demonstrate a minimum keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Medical Office Administration 15 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze and interpret medical information and apply sound decision-making skills pertaining to the appropriate ICD and CPT codes needed to maximize compensation for services rendered.
  • Apply effective listening, verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills which prepare them for the outpatient medical workplace.
Required courses for the certificate:

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