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The Medical Office Support diploma will prepare students in competencies using current office technologies. Program graduates following the Administrative Track may be employed in support positions in healthcare facilities, insurance, industrial, and research medical facilities. Program graduates following theCoding Track may take the CCA or CPC credentialing exams. Program graduates holding a coding credential may be employed in healthcare settings such as clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals and dental offices. NOTE: Many of the courses in this program are delivered in an online format. This learning strategy helps to prepare students to be successful working independently in today’s high-tech medical office.
Please complete and submit the Program Prerequisite Checklist before you start this program. The form is a type-able PDF and found on the Office Technology - Medical program webpage. Download it to your computer, fill it out and send to Carla Tobin, email@example.com, OFFT instructor.
These prerequisites must be met for OFFT 2006 and OFFT 2010. These two courses are prerequisites for many of the other OFFT Medical courses in this program (OFFT 2012, OFFT 2013, OFFT 2021, OFFT 2030, OFFT 2031, OFFT 2032, OFFT 2035, OFFT 2041, OFFT 2044, OFFT 2050, OFFT 2783). Students should not register for any courses for which the prerequisites have not been met. Program faculty will enforce prerequisites.
Declared Office Technology-Medical major with the Century College Records Office.
Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
SmarterMeasure (http://century.smartermeasure.com/) is one of the self-assessments that must be completed. Students must have a score of 76 or above in the Overall Technical Competency on the SmarterMeasure assessment.
Typing accuracy of at least 85% and typing speed of at least 30 words per minute as measured on the SmarterMeasure Typing Speed and Accuracy assessment.
A grade of C or higher in each required course (Career/Occupational and specifically designated MnTC courses) is required.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.
Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
Demonstrate knowledge to use a Microsoft Office product to add and modify graphics and other visual elements to enhance written communications.
Demonstrate the use of electronic health records.
Produce simple billing statements.
Schedule patient appointments.
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in realistic business situations.
Produce a customized medical form for patient care. (Administrative track only)
Produce error-free medical documents. (Administrative track only)
Apply diagnosis and procedural codes to medical documentation in compliance with official coding guidelines. (Coding track only)
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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