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Medical Office Administration Certificate

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ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

There is no official enrollment requirement before starting courses. Many courses are offered to non-majors and all courses are free-standing to allow for flexible scheduling. However, students pursuing a certificate or degree should follow the suggested order of courses below. The advisories and requisites are designed to guide students through a logical progression into advanced courses. Many courses are available in Marina and Monterey.

SUGGESTED ORDER OF COURSES, MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION (COA or AS)

AV - advisory

CR – co-requisite

PR – prerequisite

 

FALL 1/SPRING 1

SPRING 1/FALL 1

FALL 2/SPRING 2

SPRING 2/FALL 2

*MEDA 100 (1)

Introduction to Health Careers

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

MEDA 110 (3)

Medical Office Procedures

AV: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: CSIS 50/50L, 35 wpm typing

*MEDA 112 (2)

Medical Office Computer Applications

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: MEDA 110, CSIS 50/50L

GE courses/electives, as required

 

*MEDA 105 (4)

Medical Terminology

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

*MEDA 101 (3)

Law, Ethics and IT Security

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

BUSI 120A (3)

Basic Accounting

 

NOTE: AS student may opt to take MEDA 112 and MEDA 114 this semester (swap with electives)

 

*ENGL 1A (3)

English

ANAT 5 (4)

Basic Human Anatomy

AV: MEDA 105

MEDA 116 (2) (FALL ONLY)

Medical Linguistics and Transcription

AV: ANAT 5 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: 35 wpm typing, MEDA 105, CR: MEDA 118

 

*CSIS 50 + 50 L (3)

MS Office Applications and Lab

*MEDA 117 (3)

Medical Diagnostic Coding

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

 

*MEDA 118 (3)

Pharmacology and Human Diseases

AV: MATH 261, MEDA 105, ANAT 5 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

 

 

 

 

 

GE courses/electives, as required (3-4)

*MEDA 114 (2)

Medical Insurance Management

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

*MEDA 113 (2)

Medical Procedure Coding

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE course/elective (3-4)

 

 

 

COMMENTS:

*Courses with an asterisk are available online

 

ANAT 5 and MEDA 116 offered in hybrid formats

11-16 UNITS

15 UNITS

12-17 UNITS

 

 

  • Please see MPC catalog for course descriptions and current requirements
  • Please see MPC Schedule of Courses for specific course times and locations (Monterey/Marina)
  • If you cannot enroll because a course is full, please put your name on the wait list for the course; add codes are issued on the first day of the semester