|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Skills for the Administrative Success||OIM105 satisfies learning community requirement||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement and pre/co-req OIM103|
|Applications/Concepts||CIT110||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Medical Terminology||NHP180-see note**||3|
|Administrative Technology and Procedures||OIM115||3||OIM103 and CIT110|
|Medical Information Management||OIM190||3||Pre/co-req OIM103|
|Records and Information Management||OIM106||3||Pre/co-req CIT110 or CIT133|
|MS Word II||OIM112||3||OIM103 and CIT110 or Chair approval|
|Administrative Business Communication I||OIM132 - see note*||3||ENG095 or placement and OIM103|
|Introduction to Physicians’ Billing||OIM200||3||Pre/co-req NHP180|
OIM103 is a prerequisite or co-requisite to program, which should be taken prior to or during the first semester. An exemption exam is available through the Center for Self-Directed Learning (H-165) for students who type 40 words per minute or more with accuracy and know MS Word and document format.
*Note: An exemption exam is available through the Prior Learning Assessment program located in D221I.
**Note: NHP180 course description is found under the Surgical Technology.
This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as professionals within a medical office environment. Students learn basic medical terminology, which is then applied using MediSoft patient accounting software, a patient accounting software package. It also prepares students in third-party billing and coding. All program requirements may be applied to the Associate in Science Degree: Office and Information Management Program.
Graduates of the program qualify for job opportunities in physicians’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, HMOs, community health agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. They also qualify for jobs within large corporations that provide on-site health services, engage in medical research, or produce medical products. Graduates will qualify for entry-level positions such as medical receptionists, medical records management specialists, patient service representatives, and medical administrative assistants. Students also may qualify for at-home opportunities as medical transcriptionists.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and the software applications unique to a medical setting.
- Demonstrate proficiency in understanding and using medical terminology.
- Use the complete range of Microsoft applications effectively and efficiently.
- Have demonstrated proficiency in medical office operations and communication media.