Medical Office Scheduling and Billing

This course introduces students to basic functions of computers in the medical office. Students will learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, enter transactions, file insurance claims and bill patients, review and record payments, and balance accounts. The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules will be presented. Students will learn how to use Med iSOFT Advanced, a widely-used medical administrative software. Students should be able to type 30 wpm before taking this course. [48-0-48] Lab Fee

Legal Terminology

This individualized instruction course introduces students to basic legal terminology. Students will be learning the meanings of over 1200 words and phrases. Paralegals, legal administrative assistants, court reporters, law students, and others in the legal field will become more comfortable with their work after taking this course. Students will be using a self-directed CD which accompanies the book to help reinforce the terminology learned. [0-32-32] Lab Fee

Legal Machine Transcription

It is recommended that students have keyboarding skills of at least 45 wpm and familiarity with Microsoft Word. This open entry course will provide a basic study of legal transcription techniques; the formatting of legal documents; and the sub-skills of keyboarding, oral and written communications, listening, and decision making, which are necessary to work in a legal environment. Lab Fee

Medical Terminology

This individualized instruction course introduces students to basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. This course uses computer software to assist students in studying the terminology and in assessing their mastery of the material. Exams are also taken via the computer. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. [0-32-32] Lab Fee

General Machine Transcription

This individualized instruction course is designed to provide an introduction to the operation of the machine transcriber, a review of basic English, spelling and transcription skills, and provide practice in applying the cognitive skills of spelling, punctuation, and grammar to the transcription of letters and memos. Machine transcription is a fusion of skills that combines the sub skills of keyboarding, oral and written communication, listening, and decision making. Lab Fee

Medical Coding

This individualized instruction course introduces students to the skills needed to be a successful physician practice medical coder. Students will learn to review patients’ medical records and assign diagnosis and procedure codes. Proofreading skills and accuracy will be stressed because accurate coding is a critical part of ensuring that claims follow the legal and ethical requirements of government programs and other payers, as well as the federal HIPAA laws. Medical Coder Certification will be discussed. Lab Fee

Independent Study

This course is intended to provide the opportunity for a motivated student with a strong academic record and the ability for self-directed learning to pursue a course of study under the direction of a faculty member. The course content, objectives, activities and assessments are determined or approved by the faculty member to meet the learning needs of the individual student.

Microsoft Outlook/OneNote

This individualized instruction course introduces students to the basic and intermediate levels of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft OneNote. Students will learn the capabilities of Outlook such as attaching a file to a message, replying to and forwarding massages, organizing tasks by using folders, printing a task list, and using advanced calendar features. Students will learn the capabilities of OneNote such as creating a notebook, integrating Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet files, insert side notes, and searching content. This course along with other Microsoft courses will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam.

Applications Software

An introductory course surveying popular microcomputer software using hands-on instruction. Topics will include windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. [16-32-48] Lab Fee

Keyboarding 3

This individualized instruction course is designed to teach continued emphasis on keyboarding techniques and development of speed and accuracy. Students will review and build mastery in the creation of memorandums, letters, reports, and tables. Students will be introduced to creating documents with graphics, as well as advanced Microsoft Word techniques used to enhance keyboarding. Minimum speed attainment of 48 words per minutes on a three-minute timing with five or less errors is necessary for a “C.” [0-32-32] Lab Fee