Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration
Wayne Community College
Medical office administrators typically perform a variety of clerical and support tasks for doctors offices, medical clinics, and insurance companies. Day-to-day duties of a medical office administrators include processing insurance forms, preparing reports, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and assisting physicians with various presentations and articles. Positions in the field of medical administration are increasing at an astounding rate, with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 41 percent increase from 2010 to 2020. Wayne Community College gives students the opportunity to begin a career in this growing field through its Associate of Applied Science program in Medical Office Administration.
The curriculum for the Medical Office Administration degree provides individuals with the foundation of skills, knowledge and experience that they will need for success in the field. Students are taught medical terminology, information systems, office management, medical coding, billing, and insurance. Other topics such as formatting, word processing, and legal and ethical issues are also touched upon in this program. Graduates of the program may find employment opportunities in hospitals, medical and dental offices, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.
This program consists of a minimum of 69 credit hours which may be completed in as few as four semesters. Online classes provide a great deal of flexibility and convenience to the busy schedules of adult learners. Traditional classroom instruction offers valuable face-to-face interaction with peers and professors, and a hybrid format combines the two delivery styles. The relatively small class sizes of twenty to twenty five students on average allows for the individualized attention from professors that is difficult to find in larger institutions. The Medical Office Administration degree program provides students with the opportunity to earn a position in one of the fastest growing fields in the country.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: Hybrid
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Established in 1957, Wayne Community College is a public, two-year institution, located in the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WCC operates within the framework of the North Carolina Community College System, and awards associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas, along with offering career training programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Wayne Community College states a vision “to be the preferred choice for quality education and training in the communities it serves.”
Distance education programs at Wayne Community College include degree, diploma, and certificate options, which can be completed fully online. In addition, the Distance Education Department at WCC also houses hybrid courses, which allow for a combination of eLearning and on-campus degree programs. Web enhanced courses offer Internet supplemental content for traditional on-campus courses.
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