2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Administrative Professional Technology/Medical Office Concentration, A.A.S.


Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. Administrative Professional Technology offers a core curriculum that provides an academic/technical foundation for individuals preparing for positions in health careers using computer applications and administrative skills.

Students passing the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) examination are granted 19 semester hours of credit at Pellissippi State for certain courses which apply to a certificate or degree.  For complete details on alternative ways to earn credit, see the information on Prior Learning Assessment.

Medical Office concentration. This curriculum provides a course of study for individuals preparing for positions in a medical office. Courses allow for specialized training in medical terminology, coding, and computer applications. Students can choose a focus in either medical coding or health services administration.  See footnotes regarding which courses apply to each focus.

Typical job opportunities: Coding, billing, and insurance specialist; medical/office manager; medical administrative assistant, compliance specialist

Program goals. Upon completion of the Administrative Professional Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of computer application programs.
  2. Use terminology and reference materials specific to the field.
  3. Work independently or function within a work team to complete projects.
  4. Apply knowledge of emerging technology trends.
  5. Apply proofreading skills involving grammar, punctuation and language arts.
  6. Use the internet for research and communication.

Contact(s): Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Courses and Course Sequence


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 61


1ADMN 2395
To enroll in this Internship course, students must be in pursuit of an A.A.S. degree in Administrative Professional Technology; have completed 15 hours of ADMN courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA in APT courses and an overall minimum 2.0 GPA; be enrolled in the semester in which the student will graduate; have completed and submitted the Internship application to the BCT internship coordinator prior to enrollment in the course and beginning of the term. Application and instructions are available on the Business and Computer Technology Internships webpage.

2HUM/FA
See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

3Students must choose either the Billing and Coding focus or the Health Services Administration focus.  The Billing and Coding focus courses are also requirements of the Medical Insurance Coding and Reimbursement certificate .