Virginia College

AS in Medical Office Administration

Students enrolled in Virginia College's Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration program have the opportunity to learn how to run a medical office. Read more about Virginia College's Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration

School Offering Program:

Virginia College

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students should have earned a high school diploma. They may have some experience with hospitals, doctor's offices, and other medical facilities and an interest in learning more about the medical environment.

Program Description:

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Medical Administration program is designed to prepare students to work in medical offices. The program covers administrative duties, such as billing insurance, interacting with patients, and monitoring the office schedule. Although many of the duties of a medical office administrator are similar to those working in other types of offices, students also learn specialized topics such as medical terminology, transcription, and records systems. Students have the opportunity to work with trained professionals and receive practical experience during an externship course. The program is offered online and at 11 Virginia College campuses.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

96 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Those who qualify could receive financial aid. Available financial aid includes federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Virginia College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Medical Office Administration

  • AOM 1010: Keyboarding (4 credits)
  • AOM 1100: Word Processing (4 credits)
  • AOM 1200: Spreadsheets (4 credits)
  • AOM 1400: Presentation (4 credits)
  • BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (4 credits)
  • BUS 1410: Principles of Accounting I (4 credits)
  • BUS 1460: Computerize Accounting (4 credits)
  • BUS 1770: Customer Service (4 credits)
  • MED 1010: Medical Terminology (4 credits)
  • MED 1080: Medical Office Procedures (4 credits)
  • MED 1140: Medical Law and Ethics (4 credits)
  • MED 1200: Medical Office Transcription (4 credits)
  • MED 1840: Medical Insurance Procedures (4 credits)
  • MED 1850: Medical Insurance Applications (4 credits)
  • MED 2000: Computerized Medical Records Systems (4 credits)
  • MED 2610: Medical Office Administration Externship (4 credits)

Foundation Requirements

  • EDU 1010: Learning Framework (4 credits)
  • EDU 1020: Career Exploration/Planning (4 credits)

General Education

Students select general education courses with the help of a Program Director.

  • Communications (12 credits)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Virginia College's Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration program could continue their education at the bachelor's degree level. Earning a bachelor's degree could make graduates eligible for positions of greater responsibility within the medical office environment.

Bachelor's degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Office Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Management

Career Paths:

Virginia College's Associate of Science of Medical Office Administration is designed to prepare students to work in medical offices, such as hospital offices, doctor's offices, and clinics. Graduates who find entry-level positions could be responsible for clerical and administrative work.

Entry-level positions that graduates could pursue:

  • Medical office administrator
  • Insurance biller
  • Office assistant
  • Appointment scheduler