Office Systems Technology
(Medical Office Systems Specialization) (2142)
in Science or Associate in Applied Science
The goal of the associate in science degree program in the Medical Office Systems Specialization is to prepare students to work in various medical offices. Career paths include jobs such as medical secretary, medical transcriber (with additional credentials), administrative assistant, and medical office manager.
Students are advised to complete the Medical Office Systems Specialization certificate program before beginning the associate in science program. All credits earned in that certificate program may be applied to this related associates degree program.
NOTE: Students have two degree alternatives in this program: The associate in science (A.S.) and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.). If you intend to pursue further education at the university level, you should enroll in the A.S. option. If you intend to go directly to work after completing your associates degree, consider the A.A.S. While the A.A.S. will not provide you with the transfer benefits of the A.S., the A.A.S. will provide you with the skills required to begin working in the field immediately upon graduation. If you are unsure of which option is best for you, please see an advisor for further counseling.
Requirements and Recommended Course Groupings
The following is a presentation of required courses in recommended course groupings for this program. These groupings are only a suggested guide, and there is no requirement to follow these precisely. The availability of courses, the students testing and academic performance and other factors may alter the students actual course completion sequence. Students of this program may register for courses in any grouping as long as the student has met any prerequisites for the course.
Course Grouping One
(First term load for full-time students; 2-4 terms for part-time students.)
Course Grouping Two
Course Grouping Three
Course Grouping Four
Course Grouping Five
Course Grouping Six
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
APA 1001 Applied Accounting
BAN 2240 Consumer Lending
BUL 2130 Business Law I The Legal Environment of Business
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics
CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications
CGS 2512 Spreadsheet Concepts and Practices
CGS 2525 Introduction to Multimedia
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers
CGS 2554 Introduction to E-Commerce
CGS 2555 Introduction to the Internet
CGS 2571 Advanced Computer Applications
CGS 2820 Web Site Design and Development
FIN 2100 Personal Finance
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business
MAN 2021 Principles of Management
MAN 2800 Small Business Management
MAR 1011 Principles of Marketing
OST 1145 Data Entry Applications
OST 1355 Introduction to Information and Records Management
OST 1621 Legal Transcription
OST 2602 Machine Transcription
OST 2773 Word Processing for Windows II
OST 2821 Desktop Publishing Using Word Processing
OST 2930 Selected Topics in Office Systems Technology
OST 2946 Internship
PLA 2763 Law Office Procedures
*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
NOTE: Students earning an A.S. degree must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics course. Students earning an A.A.S. degree must take MAT 1033 or a higher level mathematics course.