degree program course listing table
Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
Common core requirements
ENGL 101 or ENGL 103 English Composition I or
English Composition for the New Media
I.A 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II I.A 3
MA 301 Foundations of Mathematics I.B 3
BI 520 Public Health Science I.C 4
History: choose one from HI 110, 111, 112 II.A 3
SOCY 101 Sociology II.D 3
PHIL 140 Medical Ethics II.D 3
Subtotal 22
Major requirements – Biology
BI 111 Introduction to Human Biology 3
BI 150 Organization and Delivery of Health Care 2
BI 340 Assisting in the Medical Office: Clinical Testing Procedures 2
BI 341 Assisting in the Medical Office: Medical Assisting Procedures 2
BI 403 Medical Terminology 2
BI 451 Phlebotomy 1
BI 452 EKG Technology 2
Subtotal 14
Major requirements – Business
BU 802 or BU 812 Typewriting/Keyboarding II or
Transcription and Dictation for Business Documents
2
BU 903 Medical Office Procedures 3
BU 907 Word Processing Using Microsoft Word 3
BU 916 Medical Billing and Coding I 3
BU 917 Healthcare Information Management 3
Subtotal 14
Internship requirements
BU-600 Business Internships (3 cr.) or BI 961 Phlebotomy Practice (2 cr.) and HE 110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1 cr.) 3
Subtotal 3
Electives
BI 950, 951 or 952 Field Experience in Medical Assisting (1 cr. each)
BU 801, 918 Typewriting/Keyboarding I (2 credits), Medical Coding and Billing II (3 credits)
HE 103 Nutrition and Health (3 credits)
SP 211 Speech Communication (3 credits)
CH 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 credits)
Subtotal 7

Total required credits

60

All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Medical Office Assistant - Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BU 917 Healthcare Information Management

3

None

*BU 801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I or other elective (see below)

2 - 3

No prerequisite or co-requisite for BU 810; check individual course prerequisites and co-requisites for other courses

BI 111 Introduction to Human Biology (fulfills Flexile Core 2.E.)

3

None

BI 520 Introduction to Public Health (Required Core 1.C. - Life & Physical Sciences)

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 301 Foundation of Mathematics

(Required Core 1. B. - Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA-010 or satisfactory score on Math Placement Test, or exemption

Total credits for the term

15 - 16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I or ENGL 103 Composition for the New Media

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BU 802 Typewriting/Keyboarding II OR

BU 812 Transcription and Dictation of Business Documents

2

BU-801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I

BU 907 Word Processing

3

None

BI 340 Assisting in the Medical Office: Clinical Testing Procedures

2

Pre-req.: BI 111, BI 520

BI 403 Medical Terminology

2

none

HIST 110 Introduction to Ancient Civilization, OR HIST 111 Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Western Civilization, OR HIST 112 Introduction to Modern Western Civilization (Flexible Core 2.A. World Cultures and Global Issues)

3

Pre-req. or Co-req.: ENGL 101

Total credits for the term

15


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or ENGL 103 or placement

BU 903 Medical Office Procedures

3

Pre-req.: BU 801

BU 916 Medical Billing and Coding I

3

None

BI 341 Assisting in the Medical Office: Medical Assisting Procedures

2

Pre-req.: BI 111, BI 520

BI 451 Phlebotomy

1

Co-req.: BI 340

SOCY 101 Sociology (Flexible Core 2.D. Individual and Society)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or pass CUNY placement, or exempt


Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

**BU 918 Medical Billing and Coding II (3 credits) and/or or other electives (see below)

4-5

Pre-req. for BU 918: BU 916 Medical Billing and Coding I

Check individual course prerequisites and co-requisites

BU 600 Business Internships OR

BI 961 Phlebotomy Practice AND

HE 110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

3

2

1

Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, matriculated business major in degree or certificate curricula, or enrollment in the Medical Office A.A.S. or Medical Office Assistant Certificate curricula. A student is accepted as an intern only if the student is near the end of his/her curricula.

Pre-req.: BI-451 (Phlebotomy Technology) and instructor permission prior to registration.

None

BI-452 EKG Technology

2

Pre-req.: BI-341

PHIL-140 Medical Ethics (Flexible Core 2.D.)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BI-150 Organization and Delivery of Health Care

2

None

Total credits for the term

14 - 15

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Medical Office Assistant

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in AAS programs must complete one course from two to three of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.).
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. *Students wishing to be excused from BU-801 must pass a placement exam. Students who wish to receive 2 credits and a grade of P (Pass) without attending BU-801 must pass the placement exam (Credit by Examination) and enroll in the course.
  5. **BU-918 (Medical Billing and Coding II) is listed as an elective. BU-916 and BU-918 (Medical Billing and Coding I and II) should be taken by students planning to take the Clinical Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
  6. INDICATE IF ANY COURSES ARE ONLY OFFERED IN FALL OR SPRING TERMS
  7. Electives include BI 950, 951 or 952 Field Experience in Medical Assisting (1 cr. each), BU 801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I (2 credits), BU 918 Medical Coding and Billing II (3 credits), HE 103 Nutrition and Health (3 credits), SP 211 Speech Communication (3 credits), and CH 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 credits).

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Medical Office Assistant - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Accurately use basic medical terminology and apply relevant human biological principles to patients’ needs
  2. Execute medical office responsibilities and tasks within ethical and legal boundaries
  3. Practice patient-centered and coordinated care.
  4. Employ state-of-the-art software to complete administrative tasks, including patient medical records management, collections, and insurance processing
  5. Perform the most commonly used clinical testing procedures, such as EKS and phlebotomy

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