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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

64 Southside Virginia

64 Southside Virginia Community College ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY Medical Office Specialization (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Associate of Applied Science Length: Sixty-five credit hour program Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide specialized administrative support technology education in the medical field. The curriculum is designed for students interested in a professional career as an administrative medical assistant or medical biller/coder in a private medical practice, in a hospital setting, and in other health care organizations. In addition, the Administrative Support Technology curriculum offers basic skills training and advanced training complementary to the information systems demands of the electronic office. Included are skills in word processing, microcomputer usage, and human relations. Occupational Objectives: • Administrative Medical Assistant • Medical Biller/Coder • Medical Office Assistant • Medical Secretary • Medical Transcriptionist • Medical Receptionist and Information Clerk • Hospital Ward or Office Clerk Admission Requirements: In additional to the admission requirements established for the college, entry in the Administrative Support Technology program requires competency in English and Math Essentials (MTE 1-3) as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic test, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE and ENF requirements or equivalents. Program Description: The two-year curriculum combines instruction in the many areas required for competence as an administrative medical assistant, medical coder, and related positions in the medical setting. The curriculum will include courses in Administrative Support Technology, medical transcription, medical terminology, medical office procedures, medical billing and coding, medical insurance, general education and electives. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor and counselor in planning their programs. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the graduate will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology - Medical Office Specialization. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER AST 101 Keyboarding I 2 2 3 AST 107 Editing and Proofreading 3 0 3 BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 0 3 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 OR ENG 137 Communication Processes I ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 Total 15 2 16

Programs of Study 65 SECOND SEMESTER AST 102 Keyboarding II 2 2 3 AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3 ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 OR ENG 138 Communication Processes II OR CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 Total 14 2 15 THIRD SEMESTER AST 141 Word Processing I 2 2 3 AST 205 Business Communication 3 0 3 AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3 BUS EEE Business Elective 3 0 3 HIM 253 Health Records Coding 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 17 2 18 FOURTH SEMESTER AST 245 Medical Machine Transcription 3 0 3 OR AST 242 Medical Insurance and Coding AST 271 Medical Office Procedures I 3 0 3 AST 298 Seminar and Project 3 0 3 HIM 254 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement 4 0 4 HUM EEE Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 16 0 16 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 65 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science and humanities/fine arts electives.