Aug 07, 2020
(Please see the Herzing University Undergraduate Program Offerings by Location chart in the catalog for a list of Herzing locations offering this program.)
This associate program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level office positions in the healthcare industry. Career opportunities may be in areas such as the medical office or clinic, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare office settings. The program also includes a comprehensive general education curriculum, preparing students for future career advancement opportunities.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Create and enter data into different healthcare documents
- Apply legal concepts to medical practice
- Employ professionalism
- Demonstrate billing and reimbursement processes.
- Explain various disease and treatment processes
Program Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical secretary, receptionist, unit support representative, office manager, medical receptionist, front office manager, and medical office specialist.
A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
◊8.00 semester credit hours are required. (3.00 of these semester credit hours will satisfy general education requirement)
Required Internship or Research Project
4.00 semester credit hours are required.
- MO 270 - Case Study Research Project Semester Credit Hours: 4.00
- MO 295 - Medical Office Administration Internship Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 */ **
* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.
** Enrollment in a student readiness training is required two terms prior to internship course. Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.
Open Elective Courses
A minimum of 12.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.
General Education Requirements
Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊includes 3.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.
9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
◊Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above.