Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Medical Administration Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in medical office support.
The program focuses on career training for office support staff and medical transcriptionists. The program also emphasizes records management, insurance, billing and coding, and other front office activities. Medical transcriptionists provide vital support for physicians as they transcribe dictation from doctors and other health care professionals into medical reports, correspondence and other vital administrative records. Medical office support personnel with these highly sought-after skills can find careers in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and other health-care organizations.
- Medical Transcription
- Medical Front Office
Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other program details in the official college catalog.
Valencia College certificate programs can put you on the fast track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.
- Medical Office Specialist (18 credits)
- Medical Office Support (12 credits)
- Medical Office Management (34 credits)
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.
More career options. Increased opportunities to advance in your field. A bachelor’s degree at 2/3 the cost of a Florida public university. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership at Valencia College lets you build on your associate degree and prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field or the industry of your choice. Enroll with an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours. Contact a career program advisor to learn more.
Learn How To
- Listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and accurately transcribe medical reports.
- Produce documents that include discharge summaries, diagnostic imaging studies, and history and exam reports.
- Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into expandable forms.
Exciting career opportunities are available with most health care providers including hospitals, imaging centers, physician’s offices and clinics, laboratories, transcription agencies and other health care settings. Growth in this field will continue due to an increased emphasis on preventative care, a growing number of people who now have access to health care services, the demand for health care services for an aging population, and the conversion of medical records to electronic health care records.
- Medical Transcriptionists
- Medical Office Assistants
- Medical Office Support Staff
- Medical Office Supervisors
- Medical Office Managers
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$27,000 - $35,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95%, according to the latest FETPIP data.
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