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    Jul 19, 2018  
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog 
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog

Medical Office Administration - General, A.A.S. (A25310GE)

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The Medical Office Administration-General curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in medical and other health-care related offices.

Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

Graduates should qualify for employment in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate proper use of medical terminology and abbreviations used in medical offices and medical information management systems.
  2. Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures and tasks performed in an office environment.
  3. Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures for creating and formatting mailable medical office documents.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Medical Office Administration-General Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.



Total Program Hours: 74


Major course credits earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration.

Students may complete up to three (3) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

Students completing the Gaston College Medical Office Administration-General program may be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.  This is a national certification exam fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  For more information, visit

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