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Program Details

Administration is a crucial dynamic in the healthcare industry, providing leadership, management and basic medical skills in organizations such as hospitals, health care systems, and public health systems. Students in the Associate of Applied Science degree program focusing on Medical Office Administration may use the formal education to enter or excel in the competitive job market. This degree program at Lenoir Community College is designed to introduce students to the essential skills and knowledge involved in health care fundamentals. Students should be well prepared for the dynamic responsibilities required of a professional in a medical office setting.

The administration degree may provide the trained manager and leaders in professional institutions that supplement the medical staff in non-patient duties. Administrators fulfill both general or specific tasks, including but not limited to managing an entire facility or the broader needs in policy analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting, human resources, or marketing. The specialized 73 credit hour program is comprised of foundational higher education courses and core medical administration courses delving into topics of medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Office Administration degree requirements, students should develop the critical administrative and support functions applicable in many types of medical environments. Graduates should be able to use the advanced education to enter the professional arena of healthcare with the confidence to ensure specific outcomes are attained, individual departments perform efficiently, employees are placed within acceptable and challenging positions as well as meeting expectations.

Employment opportunities may be in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and many other health-care organizations. Modern health and medicine practices offer careers within their organizations, using graduates of college-level degree programs to provide multiple levels of patient care. Students wishing to expand their education in the health and medicine field are subject to strict legal, credentialing and licensing standards established by national, state and local governing agencies.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Lenoir Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees, diplomas, and certificates.