Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Medical Administration Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that 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
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Valencia’s 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.
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:
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
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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