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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Office Support Specialist-Medical (NDP.OFSK.MED)

Students will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, keyboarding, document formatting, and accounting to prepare for an office support position. In addition, students will take courses in medical terminology, medical insurance and coding, and medical transcription. All courses apply toward one of the Office Assistant degrees.

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

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3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students practical strategies for improving written and oral communication, including employment communication, in business settings.

Course Outline

OR
BUS-079
Professional Development

BUS-079
Professional Development

Covers topics related to seeking employment and interviewing, understanding the workplace environment, and improving career success and communication.

Course Outline

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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
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
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

Semester Totals

18.0

Total Program Hours

18.0
 

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