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Office Technology: Medical Administrative Professional

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 61/62 (2015-2016 Academic Year)

The emphasis throughout the curriculum is on the administrative assistant as a vital member of an office team. The program will offer students the opportunity to develop skills necessary to organize data using spreadsheet and database management software, interact with clients, vendors, and the general public, plan meetings, supervise the office, handle purchasing, and train other workers.
Office Technology will train students to become proficient computer users in various software applications. Students enrolled in the program, which provides flexible scheduling through an open-entry/open-exit classroom environment, will participate in hands-on, real life work situations in order to become a skilled office professional.

Studies will range from office procedures to developing expertise in Internet, e-mail, and software applications. Additional coursework integrates the software applications into projects. The students will be given the opportunity to gain work experience through an optional internship.

The coursework provides course content that will prepare the student to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), the globally recognized standard for desktop skills.

Graduates of the program are prepared for the following positions: medical administrative assistant, medical office assistant, medical receptionist, medical records assistant, medical secretary, medical office manager, administrative support supervisor, and administrative services supervisor.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to

  1. Use appropriate medical terminology and coding procedures commonly utilized in medical practice.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency using Microsoft Office.
  3. Demonstrate communication, computer, and team building skills.

 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSC 105Professional Relations 3.00
OFFT 101Keyboarding Introduction 1.00
OFFT 110Internet For Office 3.00
OFFT 120Microsoft Word-MOS Expert Cert. 3.00
OFFT 140Medical Terminology 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
OFFT 141Medical Terminology Applications 3.00
OFFT 170Microsoft Outlook-MOS Certificatio 3.00
OFFT 180Medical Coding 3.00
OFFT 185Medical Insurance/Patient Billing 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
 OR 
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSC 205Leadership 3.00
OFFT 125Microsoft Excel-MOS Expert Cert 3.00
OFFT 130Microsoft Access-MOS Expert Cert 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
MATH 110Mathematics of Business 3.00
 OR 
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category Three 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
 OR 
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
 OR 
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category Four 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
OFFT 155Office Procedures 3.00
OFFT 175Microsoft Powerpoint-MOS Certifica 3.00
OFFT 190Microsoft Publisher/OneNote Cert 3.00
OFFT 205Microsoft Office Applications Advan 3.00
OFFT 250Office Technology Internship 3.00
 OR 
BUSC 110Interpersonal Communications 3.00