Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma
Academic Year: 2015–2016

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Math Elective 3 credits

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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

Prerequisite(s): CSC110 or ADM105 and BCA134

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HSC116.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

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

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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

Prerequisite(s): Can only be taken in the term in which the student will be completing their program of study.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $513.50

HSC124 Advanced Medical Terminology

4 credits—The 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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HSC116.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

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

Prerequisite(s): HSC116, ADM148, and ADM 159

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT250.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

MAP152 Computer Patient Billing

2 credits—An introduction to an automated patient billing software will be covered in this course.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAP141.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Secretary

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

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): HSC116

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

Math Electives

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

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $797.50

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

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.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

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

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
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Program Advisor

Dee Ulrich
Black Hawk Hall 216
319-296-2329 ext.1756
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Dean

Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 102
319-296-4427
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