Isothermal Community College

Business Sciences

Medical Office Administration - Medical Billing and Coding - Degree

Academic Development

if applicable

DRE 096
DRE 097
DRE 098
DMA 010
DMA 020
DMA 030
DMA 040
DMA 050
DMA 060
DMA 070
DMA 080

First semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ACA 115 - Success and Study Skills (or) None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
ACA 122 - College Transfer Success None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
OST 130 - Comprehensive Keyboarding None 3 4 Fall, Spring
MED 121 - Medical Terminology 1 None 3 3 Fall, Spring
COM 231 - Public Speaking None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
OST 164 - Text Editing Application None 3 3 Fall
OST 148 - Medical Coding Billing and Insurance None 3 3 Fall


Second semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
HUM - Humanities Elective Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry DRE 098 or scores 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
OST 134 - Text Entry and Formatting OST 131 or skills 3 3 Fall, Spring
MED 122 - Medical Terminology 2 MED 121 3 3 Fall, Spring
OST 149 - Medical Legal Issues None 3 3 Spring
CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Third semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
OST 248 - Diagnostic Coding MED 121 (pre-req) and MED 122 (co-req) 2 3 Fall
ECO 252 - Principles of Macroeconomics DMA 010, 020, 030 or scores 3 3 Fall, Spring
BIO 163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology (or) DRE 097 or scores 5 6 Fall
MAT 110 - Math Measurement & Literacy Satisfactory placement scores or DMA 010-030 3 3 Fall
Elective Varies 3 3 Fall
CTS 130 - Spreadsheet None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Fourth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
OST 247 - Procedure Coding MED 121 (pre-req) and MED 122 (co-req) 2 3 Spring
OST 289 - Office Admin Capstone OST 134 or OST 136, & OST 164 3 4 Spring
OST 243 - Medical Office Simulation OST 131 and OST 148 3 3 Spring
OST 184 - Records Management None 3 3 Spring
OST 249 - MEd Coding Certification Prep OST 247 and OST 248 4 5 Spring
OST 264 - Medical Auditing OST 247 & OST 248 3 3 Spring
WBL 110 - World of Work Last Semester 1 1 Fall, Spring


Program contact

Tiffany Cooper

Medical Office Systems Instructor
Business Sciences
tcooper@isothermal.edu
828-395-1638
Business Sciences 110


Pathway types



Related Programs

Medical Office Administration - Healthcare Administration - Degree

Medical Office Administration - Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate

Electives: ACC 120, BUS 260, OST 286, OST 136, WEB 285