Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Semester 1

ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

1 credits—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 3 five-minute timed writings is required.

Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

1 credits—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 3 five-minute timed writings is required.

Lab Hours: 32

2017–2018 Course Cost: $168.50

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-requisite(s): ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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-requisite(s): ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT146 Beginning Medical Terminology

3 credits—This course introduces the concepts necessary for building a basic medical vocabulary.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT146 Beginning Medical Terminology

3 credits—This course introduces the concepts necessary for building a basic medical vocabulary.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

ADM108 Keyboarding Skill Development

1 credits—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.

Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ADM105.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

ADM108 Keyboarding Skill Development

1 credits—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.

Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ADM105.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $168.50

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in BCA134 and ADM105.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ADM159 Proofreading and Editing.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in BCA134 and ADM105.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ADM159 Proofreading and Editing.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $337.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS108 Business College Experience

1 credits—This course is designed to orient technical business students to the college campus, business and general resources, college services, and expectations. This course will provide an introduction to career portfolios and certifications

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

BUS108 Business College Experience

1 credits—This course is designed to orient technical business students to the college campus, business and general resources, college services, and expectations. This course will provide an introduction to career portfolios and certifications

Lecture Hours: 16

2017–2018 Course Cost: $168.50

CSC110 Introduction to Computers -OR-

3 credits—An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing. A minimum grade of C in RDG039.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA205 Database/Spreadsheets

3 credits—This course emphasizes file management and learning to generate and format spreadsheets and databases. File management tasks include managing folders and moving, copying and deleting files. Spreadsheet tasks include making entries, correcting entries, entering formulas and creating charts. Database tasks include designing and creating tables, generating queries, creating forms and reports, and database maintenance. Basic computer literacy is expected of students enrolling in this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in RDG039 and appropriate math placement score.

Co-requisite(s): Ability to type 15 net WPM on a five-minute timing. Test will be given on the first day of class.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CSC110 Introduction to Computers -OR-

3 credits—An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing. A minimum grade of C in RDG039.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA205 Database/Spreadsheets

3 credits—This course emphasizes file management and learning to generate and format spreadsheets and databases. File management tasks include managing folders and moving, copying and deleting files. Spreadsheet tasks include making entries, correcting entries, entering formulas and creating charts. Database tasks include designing and creating tables, generating queries, creating forms and reports, and database maintenance. Basic computer literacy is expected of students enrolling in this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in RDG039 and appropriate math placement score.

Co-requisite(s): Ability to type 15 net WPM on a five-minute timing. Test will be given on the first day of class.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT156 Intermediate Medical Terminology

3 credits—This course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases and surgeries of the body systems including musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and integumentary.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT156 Intermediate Medical Terminology

3 credits—This course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases and surgeries of the body systems including musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and integumentary.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

MAP402 Medical Law and Ethics

2 credits—Course will provide the student with the legal and ethical implications of practice in a medical setting. Issues covered will include scope of practice, confidentiality, HIPAA privacy and security requirements, legal terms and elements in the delivery of care, ethical guidelines of practice, and legal documentation requirements.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MAP402 Medical Law and Ethics

2 credits—Course will provide the student with the legal and ethical implications of practice in a medical setting. Issues covered will include scope of practice, confidentiality, HIPAA privacy and security requirements, legal terms and elements in the delivery of care, ethical guidelines of practice, and legal documentation requirements.

Lecture Hours: 32

2017–2018 Course Cost: $337.00

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives 3 credits

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

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

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives 3 credits

Semester 3

ADM162 Office Procedures

3 credits—This 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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in BCA134 and ADM159.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ADM162 Office Procedures

3 credits—This 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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in BCA134 and ADM159.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA132 Electronic Communications -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): CSC110 or ADM105 and BCA134

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA213 Intermediate Computer Business Applications

3 credits—This course covers advanced computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Topics include using mail merge, desktop publishing, using database functions in a spreadsheet, templates, creating customized reports and forms in database, advanced features of presentation software, importing and exporting data.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BCA205, BCA201, and BCA134.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA132 Electronic Communications -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): CSC110 or ADM105 and BCA134

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA213 Intermediate Computer Business Applications

3 credits—This course covers advanced computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Topics include using mail merge, desktop publishing, using database functions in a spreadsheet, templates, creating customized reports and forms in database, advanced features of presentation software, importing and exporting data.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BCA205, BCA201, and BCA134.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS291 Employment Portfolio and Career Development

2 credits—Develop employment portfolio including resumes, application letters and forms, and follow-up letters. Set career goals, develop prospective employer lists, explore employment tests, learn interviewing strategies, and discuss job etiquette and professional conduct.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

BUS291 Employment Portfolio and Career Development

2 credits—Develop employment portfolio including resumes, application letters and forms, and follow-up letters. Set career goals, develop prospective employer lists, explore employment tests, learn interviewing strategies, and discuss job etiquette and professional conduct.

Lecture Hours: 32

2017–2018 Course Cost: $337.00

HIT166 Advanced Medical Terminology

3 credits—The course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases and surgeries of the body systems including digestive, urinary, male reproductive, female reproductive, and endocrine.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT156.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT166 Advanced Medical Terminology

3 credits—The course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases and surgeries of the body systems including digestive, urinary, male reproductive, female reproductive, and endocrine.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT156.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

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: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146. A minimum grade of D- in ADM148 and ADM159.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

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: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146. A minimum grade of D- in ADM148 and ADM159.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $337.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Office

1 credits—The basic knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to use common pharmaceutical references and spell commonly used drugs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Office

1 credits—The basic knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to use common pharmaceutical references and spell commonly used drugs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $168.50

Math Electives

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $842.50

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

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2017–2018 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—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

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—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

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This 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

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This 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

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2017–2018 Course Cost: $674.00

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