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Medical Office Professions - Medical Secretary - Associate In Business Studies


Program Code: ABS.10288

The efficiency of a medical office and the quality of medical care provided depend in large part upon the staff members who supplement and support the role of the physician. As a medical office staff member, you must have strong communication skills, organizational ability, computer knowledge, and excellent human relations skills.

Medical secretaries understand and use medical terminology; complete medical insurance claims; handle correspondence, medical records and physicians’ dictation; greet and direct patients; and manage appointment schedules and the telephone. They are also required to understand the legal responsibilities of medical office staff members.

This certificate has a common core of classes that is also required for the Health Insurance Coding and Claims Specialist/Advanced Certificate and the Medical Transcription Specialist/Advanced Certificate. Those core classes include BIO 101, HSC 105, HSC 205, HSC 210, OAT 105, and OAT 151.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
LW ---1Any 1 Credit LW Course (As of fall 2007) AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course (As of fall 2007) ______________
______________
OAT 1513Business Communication I AND ______________
OAT 1523Business Communication II ______________
OR ______________
OAT 151(3)Business Communication I AND ______________
ENG 111(3)College Composition I AND ______________
ENG 112(3)College Composition II ______________
OR ______________
OAT 151(3)Business Communication I ______________
ENG 111(3)College Composition I ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________
11/15Subtotal

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 101W4Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology ______________
CST 1051Outlook ______________
CST 1512Spreadsheet Fundamentals ______________
HSC 1052Medical Terminology ______________
HSC 1402Basic Medical Emergencies ______________
HSC 205W2Legal Aspects of the Health Care System ______________
HSC 2101Medical Office Pharmacology ______________
MGT 153W3Introduction to Business ______________
OAT 105W1Time Management ______________
OAT 1162Introduction to the Medical Office ______________
OAT 155W2Editing ______________
OAT 1572File Management ______________
OAT 1713Document Processing: Beginning ______________
OAT 1723Document Processing: Intermediate ______________
OAT 1752Electronic Calculation ______________
OAT 2433Diagnostic Coding ______________
OAT 2443Procedure Coding ______________
OAT 2543Medical Insurance I ______________
OAT 2553Medical Insurance II ______________
OAT 2603Medical Transcription: Beginning ______________
OAT 2664Medical Office Practice ______________
OAT 2733Document Processing: Advanced ______________
54Subtotal



65/69Total Credits


Notes

1 - Keyboarded assignments required for OAT 151 and OAT 152.
2 - OAT 175 and OAT 116 require MATH LEVEL 2.
3 - OAT 170 with a "B" grade or better is a prerequisite for OAT 171.
4 - Credit by exam is available for CST 105, OAT 151, OAT 171, OAT 172, and OAT 175.
5 - HSC 105 and one of the following: BIO 101, BIO 131, BIO 132, BIO 140, BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 160, or BIO 240, both with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) are prerequisites for HSC 210. Keyboarding waiver test is available for OAT 170. Contact the BIT Division office, 989-686-9127, to arrange for waiver test.
6 - OAT 266 is a winter-only offering. OAT 151, OAT 172, OAT 254, and OAT 260 with a C (2.0) grade minimum are the prerequisites for OAT 266.
7 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in the following courses: BIO 101, CST 151, HSC 105, OAT 116, OAT 151, OAT 152, (OR ENG 111, 112, 113), OAT 172, OAT 243, OAT 244, OAT 254, OAT 255, OAT 260, OAT 266, OAT 273.
8 - BIO 101, CST 105, CST 151, HSC 105, HSC 140, HSC 205, OAT 172, OAT 243, OAT 244, OAT 254, OAT 255, OAT 260, OAT 266, and OAT 273 are Key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See graduation requirements page in catalog.
9 - CST 155 Microsoft Excel may be used to substitute for CST 151 Spreadsheet Fundamentals.



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