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2023-2024 Catalog/Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog/Student Handbook

Administrative Support Technology: Medical Office Specialization, AAS

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(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.

Contact For More Information: 

Joan Tuck 434-736-2019



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Required Courses

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Approved Social Science Elective: Choose One of The Following (3 credits)

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits for Degree: 65

¹Students should consult with the institution to which they are transferring to see which social science and humanities courses are required. Please see General Education Elective Course Selection  for a list of acceptable social science and humanities electives.

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