Medical Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Medical Specialist program trains our students for a career in medical front and back office environments. Training in this program includes medical office procedures, medical clinical procedures, transcription, electronic health records (EHR), electronic medical records (EMR), insurance coding, and a 180-hour externship. This program normally takes five (5) terms plus the 180-hour externship to complete.
Credit Hours: 96
Course # Course Description Credit Hr. ================================================================================ AGE110 ENGLISH 4 AGE121 COMPOSITION 2 AGE130 MATHEMATICS 4 AGE150 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 4 AGE160 COMMUNICATION ARTS 4 BUS100 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 4 BUS105 PERSONAL MONEY MANAGEMENT 2 BUS200 CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS 4 DPR121 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS 4 DPR161 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 4 ENG101 ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 2 KEY100 KEYBOARDING I 3 KEY150 KEYBOARDING II 3 MED100 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 4 MED110 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 MED131 PHARMACOLOGY I 4 MED140 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 4 MED150 MEDICAL CLINICAL PROCEDURES I 5 MED210 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 MED245 PHARMACOLOGY II 4 MED250 PATHOLOGY 4 MED255 MEDICAL CLINICAL PROCEDURES II 5 MED260 MEDICAL INSURANCE CODING I 4 MED265 MEDICAL INSURANCE CODING II 4 MED290 MEDICAL EXTERNSHIP 6
Students must complete the core courses (those with a MED prefix) with a minimum of a “C” to graduate. Evening students must understand that while all coursework may be completed during the evening hours, the 180-hour externship (MED290) must usually be completed during the day.
At our Jefferson City campus, check with an Admissions Representative for availability of evening classes. Students enrolled in evening programs normally take one to two terms longer to complete than the daytime programs based on course availability.