Students will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, medical transcription, medical terminology, billing and coding, medical software, desktop publishing, keyboarding, and document formatting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student. Placements will include positions in doctors' offices, hospitals, medical clinics, etc. Field experience: 180 hours.
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.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester