Medical Office Administration

Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T)

Medical Office Administration


About The Program

Medical Administrative professionals are responsible for performing and coordinating a wide range of activities, managing information flow, providing excellent customer service, and operating advanced office technology. Organizations in a wide variety of industries, including the health care field, rely on skilled administrative staff to keep operations running efficiently and effectively. This program meets the academic requirements to apply for admittance into Lower Columbia's Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management which prepares administrative professionals for positions in leadership, technical management and supervision.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Degree Requirements

Core Program Requirements

ACCT 101

Intro to Accounting Concepts

AH 166 Mental Health First Aid for Adults 1
BUS 100 Foundations of Business Success 3

BTEC 104

Intro to Business Technology


BTEC 111 Word Processing I 5
BTEC 112 Word Processing II 5
BTEC 120 Specialized Applications for Business 3
BTEC 131 Introduction to Spreadsheets 5
BTEC 135 Advanced Data Analysis 5
BTEC 148 Introduction to Outlook 2
BTEC 164 Medical Office Law & Ethics 2
BTEC 171 Medical Reception Procedures (F) 3
BTEC 172 Medical Office Procedures (W) 3
BTEC 173 Computers in the Medical Office (Sp) 3

BTEC 181


MEDA 101

Medical Terminology I


Medical Vocabulary I


BTEC 182


MEDA 102

Medical Terminology II


Medical Vocabulary II


BTEC 230

Electronic Calculators II 2

BUS 294

Career Success 2

HLTH 105

First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens 1

IT 111

Introduction to Windows 4

In addition to the core program requirements, students must select one area of expertise from the following areas of study:

Medical Billing & Coding:
BTEC 161 Intro to ICD-10 Coding, Part I (F) 5
BTEC 162 Intro to ICD-10 Coding, Part II (W) 5
BTEC 163 CPT Coding (Sp) 5
MEDA 120 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology 5
Community, Health, & Wellness Advocate:
BTEC 170 Community Health Advocacy 5
BTEC 176 Social Determinants of Health 5
BTEC 177 Trauma Informed Care 5
BTEC 178 Building Sustainable Community Capacity 5
ECED& 115 Child Development 5

Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at

Total minimum credits required to earn this degree: 110-115 and pass each course listed in the program requirements with a C or better.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Communicate professionally in writing and speaking as appropriate to a business-or business-related work environment (GS Communication)
  • Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions (GS Critical Thinking)
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in business and information technology to work environments (GS Numeracy/Quant. Literacy)
  • Interact effectively with individuals and groups (GS Interpersonal Relations)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of business equipment, computer software, and technology for medical offices
  • Create and manage business documents, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Demonstrate competency in records management
  • Demonstrate proficiency in organizing skills and assigning priority
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making
Revised May 2023 (Effective Summer 2023)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

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