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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Office Assistant-Medical (AAS.AAMED)

Students will be highly trained to work in a variety of medical offices, hospitals, and clinics performing administrative support responsibilities. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, medical terminology, medical billing and coding, medical software, desktop publishing, document formatting, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. The internship provides students with a realistic work experience.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BUS-114
Advanced Formatting

BUS-114
Advanced Formatting

Development of skill in formatting business correspondence, reports, forms, and tables to meet mailability and production standards. Instruction on word processing software is integrated throughout the course.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of computer software. These learning activities include MS Windows, word processing, spreadsheet design, database management, Internet access, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students a practical strategy for creating successful communication products used in business.


Course Outline

3.0
BIO-050
Basic Anatomy & Physiology

BIO-050
Basic Anatomy & Physiology

This course provides an understanding of anatomical structures and functions of the human body.

Course Outline

4.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

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3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
BUS-061
Office Transcription

BUS-061
Office Transcription

Designed to develop skills in transcribing recorded dictation for a variety of business sectors in an efficient manner using proper formats, spelling, and grammar.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
BUS-115
Processing Information

BUS-115
Processing Information

Development of skill in processing information using word processing software and applying critical thinking from a variety of office simulations. Advanced formatting skills are further developed through application to specialized office situations.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
ENG-095
Business English

ENG-095
Business English

Using critical thinking skills, students will study and reinforce the basics of the English language as they apply to business communications. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using HTML5 and CSS3 Code.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0
MCS-040
Health Information for Professionals

MCS-040
Health Information for Professionals

An introduction and overview to health information management. The course will cover the history and the many applicable fields available to a health information management specialist. Students will explore the different areas of health information.

Course Outline

3.0
HED-270
Community Health

HED-270
Community Health

A study of public health, school health, occupational health, social and recreational services and self-care.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CIS-058
Specialized Software Applications

CIS-058
Specialized Software Applications

Students handle office activities and use career-related software such as a computerized accounting system, desktop publishing, powerpoint, form management, calculator, medical scheduling and invoicing, and legal document preparation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-060
Automated Office Procedures

BUS-060
Automated Office Procedures

Students manage office activities using computer software and equipment in a simulated office environment. Students use word processing, electronic mail and calendaring, and other specialized software.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-056
Advanced Software Applications

CIS-056
Advanced Software Applications

Advanced instruction in an office suite program with emphasis on advanced topics in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-095
Fundamentals of Accounting

BUS-095
Fundamentals of Accounting

An introduction to basic accounting principles and techniques designed to give the student a general knowledge of accounting practices and terminology. Students will work through the accounting cycle for both a service and retail business.

Course Outline

OR
BUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

*
3.0
MCS-041
Medical Office Terminology

MCS-041
Medical Office Terminology

A medical professional's course in medical terminology. Students will receive word parts going over primary terms, then review structure, and functions of the body systems, so they can relate those to medical specialists, pathology, diagnostics and treatment procedures.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
BUS-059
Medical Insurance and Coding

BUS-059
Medical Insurance and Coding

Introduction to types of medical insurance and procedural and diagnostic coding. Includes preparation of insurance forms, ICD-10-CM coding, procedural coding using HCPCS system, common insurance carriers and claims processing guidelines, Medicare, Medicaid, and workers' compensation.

Course Outline

3.0
PSY-271
Introduction to Psychology

PSY-271
Introduction to Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-079
Professional Development

BUS-079
Professional Development

Designed as a pre-employment course. Areas of study include job search, professionalism, and communications.

Course Outline

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3.0
BUS-083
Office Assistant Internship-Med

BUS-083
Office Assistant Internship-Med

Designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student. Placements will include positions in medical offices, hospitals, and clinics. Field experience: minimum of 180 hours.


Course Outline

*
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

61.0
 

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