Medical Office Administration, Associate in Science

This program prepares students for administrative careers in a broad variety of health care settings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Perform within the ethical and legal parameters of an administrative medical office professional.
  • Locate, use and refer to credible professional and technical resources as needed in day-to-day office business.
  • Apply observation, adaptability, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to continuously improve patient interactions, administrative operations and staff relations in the medical office.
  • Succinctly and accurately communicate and follow through with patients and members of the healthcare team using various modalities, including up-to-date computer technology.
  • Implement efficient time-management techniques to ensure smooth patient flow in a medical office.

Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
ANAT 5Human Biology4
BUSI 120ABasic Accounting4
& CSIS 50L
MS Office Applications
and MS Office Applications Lab
MEDA 100Introduction to Health Careers1
MEDA 101Ethics, Law and IT Security in the Medical Office3
MEDA 105Medical Terminology4
MEDA 110Medical Office Management3
MEDA 112Medical Office Computer Applications2
MEDA 113Medical Procedure Coding3
MEDA 114Medical Insurance Management2
MEDA 116Medical Linguistics and Transcription2
MEDA 117ICD 10 Coding3
MEDA 118Pharmacology and Human Diseases3
Current valid healthcare provider CPR certificate (American Heart Association only)0
Recommended Electives
QuickBooks Online Accounting Software
Health Psychology
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.23
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested 2-Year Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
College Composition
or College Composition: Enhanced
LIBR 50 Introduction to Library and Research Skills 1
MPC GE Area A2 (MATH 16 Recommended) 4
& CSIS 50L
MS Office Applications
and MS Office Applications Lab
MEDA 100 Introduction to Health Careers 1
MEDA 105 Medical Terminology 4
ANAT 5 Human Biology 4
MEDA 101 Ethics, Law and IT Security in the Medical Office 3
MEDA 110 Medical Office Management 3
MEDA 114 Medical Insurance Management 2
MEDA 117 ICD 10 Coding 3
Year 2
BUSI 120A Basic Accounting 4
MEDA 112 Medical Office Computer Applications 2
MEDA 113 Medical Procedure Coding 3
MEDA 116 Medical Linguistics and Transcription 2
MEDA 118 Pharmacology and Human Diseases 3
MPC GE Area C 3
MPC GE Area D (PSYC 50 Recommended) 3
MPC GE Area E 3
MPC GE Area F 3
Electives (BUSI 120B Recommended) 3
 Total Units60

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.