Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary Diploma Course Descriptions

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ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

1 credit – This course presents the technique and development of touch keyboarding. Basic functions of a computer are introduced with emphasis on learning alphabetic, numeric and symbolic keys, and the numeric keypad. The minimum competency of 25 net words per minute, with no more than five errors per timing, on three five-minute timed writings is required.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32

ADM108 Keyboarding Skill Development

1 credit – The skill building process is continued. This course assists students to improve speed and accuracy. The minimum competency of 40 net words per minute, with no more than five errors per timing, on 3 five-minute timed writings is required.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding.

ADM148 Transcription

2 credits – This course builds and strengthens skills in machine transcription. Students are provided instruction for using transcription equipment with emphasis on language skills, including spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and word usage. Emphasis will be on editing, proofreading, and mailability of documents.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in BCA134 Word Processing and ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding.

Co-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in ADM159 Proofreading and Editing.

ADM159 Proofreading and Editing

3 credits – This course emphasizes the applications designed to sharpen skills in detecting and correcting errors in written communications including memos, letters, reports, databases, presentation slides, advertisements, and spreadsheets. It also introduces the student to proofreading and editing skills necessary when using current and new technology (i.e. email messages and voice recognition).

Lecture Hours: 48

ADM162 Office Procedures

3 credits РThis course provides preparation for employment in today’s rapidly changing office environment by exposing a variety of topics including the working environment, oral and written communication, and administrative support services.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: BCA134 Word Processing and ADM159 Proofreading and Editing

ADM222 Career Capstone

3 credits – Career skills, techniques, and strategies that will assist the student in securing and maintaining employment are developed. Students will learn the fundamentals of the job search process, including interviewing skills and employment correspondence. International, legal, and ethical issues as well as technological developments affecting workplace communication skills are incorporated throughout the course. An individual capstone portfolio will be created. It is required that this course be taken the semester in which the student will be graduating.

Lecture Hours: 48

Other Requirements: This course can only be taken in the term in which the student will be completing their program of study.

Course Fee: $30.00

BCA132 Electronic Communications

3 credits – An introductory course in electronic communications designed to provide the students with a basic understanding of electronic mail, presentation software, and desktop publishing software. Students will be given hands-on experience with the software.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: CSC110 Introduction to Computers or ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding and BCA134 Word Processing

BCA134 Word Processing

3 credits – This course will provide word processing concepts, terminology, and experience producing entry-level and advanced documents found in typical business offices. The major focus of the course is on mastery of word processing functions and concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48

Co-requisites: ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

HIT250 Coding I (ICD)

3 credits – This course introduces the concepts necessary for entry-level coding of diseases, injuries, and hospital procedures.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology.

HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

4 credits – This course introduces the concepts necessary for building a basic medical vocabulary.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

HSC124 Advanced Medical Terminology

4 credits – This course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases, and surgeries of the body systems.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C- in HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology.

MAP132 Medical Transcription

2 credits – This course continues to build and strengthen skills involving grammar, punctuation, spelling, and use of reference materials by transcribing a variety of medical reports.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology, ADM148 Transcription, and ADM159 Proofreading and Editing

MAP141 Medical Insurance

3 credits – This course is an introduction to various details and forms relative to medical insurance programs and CPT coding.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HIT250 Coding I (ICD).

MAP152 Computer Patient Billing

2 credits – This course is an introduction to an automated patient billing software will be covered in this course.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in MAP141 Medical Insurance.

MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Secretary

1 credit – This course studies basic knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to use common pharmaceutical references and spell commonly used drugs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Pre-requisites: HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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