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Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Certificate Offered

Credits Required: 31

The Medical Administrative Assistant certificate track will prepare graduates to work in a variety of hospitals and other healthcare-related businesses and settings. The program also provides flexible scheduling through its open-entry/open-exit classroom environment. Students will participate in hands-on, true-to-life work situations in order to become a skilled office professional upon graduation.

Studies will range from standard office skills and office procedures to developing expertise in Internet, e-mail, project management, and Microsoft Office software. The program, tailor made for today's healthcare office professional, will provide the knowledge to efficiently handle medical coding, billing and terminology, and electronic medical transcription. Mastering such skills will give you the edge today's employers are looking for in medical administrative assistants.

Graduates of this program are prepared for positions such as: medical administrative assistant, medical office assistant, medical records assistant, and medical secretary. Students completing required courses will be eligible to take the exam for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, the globally recognized standard for desktop skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
OFFT 101
Keyboarding Introduction
1.00
This course affords the student the opportunity to build keyboarding speed and to improve accuracy. Proofreading and advanced formatting skills are also emphasized. 0-2-1
OFFT 110
Internet For Office
3.00
This course is an introduction of the utilization to the Internet and World Wide Web access for solving common office problems. Students will gain experience in the use of browsers and search engines to research, locate, and retrieve information necessary to efficiently operate an office. 2-2-3
OFFT 120
Microsoft Word-MOS Expert Cert.
3.00
This course is a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Word. The student will learn how to edit and format documents, work with tables, add graphics, create Web pages, merge documents, create charts and forms, and customize Word. At completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Expert Certification Exam. (2-2-3)
OFFT 125
Excel and Intro to Quickbooks
3.00
The student will learn how to create worksheets; work with charts; pivot tables and use What-If analysis. Learn fundamental concepts of QuickBooks. At completion of the course, the students will be eligible for the MOS Expert Certification Exam. (2-2-3)
OFFT 130
Microsoft Access-MOS Expert Cert
3.00
The student will learn how to work with tables, forms, and reports to create advanced forms; sub-forms and reports; data access and pages; and modules. Database maintenance and information sharing between programs is also included. At the completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Core Certification Exam.
OFFT 140
Medical Terminology
3.00
This course is a comprehensive introduction to medical terminology emphasizing the language of medicine today. The focus is on word parts, their usage, and their meaning. Opportunities are provided to master the definition, pronunciation, and spelling of medical terms through a wide variety of practice and reinforcement modes 2-2-3

Second Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
OFFT 155
Office Procedures
3.00
The integrated office of today requires the planning, implementation, and evaluation of various projects and activities. This course will provide students the opportunity through simulations to manage a series of typical office projects. 2-2-3
OFFT 165
Transcription & Verification
3.00
The course enables students to develop transcription skills. Operation of digital transcribing equipment and proper transcribing techniques including voice recognition software are emphasized. Transcription assignments require students to produce appropriate, error-free documents. 2-2-3
OFFT 170
Microsoft Outlook-MOS Certificatio
3.00
This course is a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2002. The course includes email communications; scheduling; and managing, integrating, and customizing Outlook with the Internet. At completion of this course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Certification Exam. 2-2-3
OFFT 180
Medical Coding
3.00
This course provides the coding systems for the billing of medical and surgical procedures and services developed by the American Medical Association, the International Classification of Diseases, designed for statistical purposes and indexing of hospital records and for third party reimbursement. The purpose of this course is to provide students instruction in the skills of billing for medical and surgical procedures and services, implementing standard terminology, and uniform coding systems. Prerequisite: OFFT140
OFFT 185
Medical Insurance/Patient Billing
3.00
This course is an introduction to processing health insurance claims and health insurance options. All aspects of medical insurance are covered, including plan options; carrier requirements; state and federal regulations; abstracting relevant information from source documents and accurately completing billing process. Prerequisite: OFFT140 (2-2-3)