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Medical Office Professions - Medical Administrative Assistant - ABS


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Program Code: ABS.10288

The efficiency of a medical office and the quality of medical care provided depend in large part upon the staff members who supplement and support the role of the physician. As a medical office staff member, you must have strong communication skills, organizational ability, computer knowledge, and excellent human relations skills.

Medical administrative assistants understand and use medical terminology; complete medical insurance claims; handle correspondence, medical records and physicians' dictation; greet and direct patients; and manage appointment schedules and the telephone. They are also required to understand the legal responsibilities of medical office staff members.

This certificate has a common core of classes that is also required for the Health Insurance Coding and Claims Specialist/Advanced Certificate. Those core classes include BIO 101W , HSC 105 , HSC 205W , HSC 210 , OAT 105W , and OAT 151 .

Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 17


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 15


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 17


Total Credits: 65


Notations


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in the following courses: BIO 101W , CST 151 , HSC 105 , OAT 116 , OAT 151 , OAT 152 , (OR ENG 111 , ENG 112 , ENG 113 ), OAT 172 , OAT 243 , OAT 244 , OAT 254 , OAT 255 , OAT 260 , OAT 266 , OAT 273 .
  2. BIO 101W , CST 105 , CST 151 , HSC 105 , HSC 140 , HSC 205W , OAT 172 , OAT 243 , OAT 244 , OAT 254 , OAT 255 , OAT 260 , OAT 266 , and OAT 273  are Key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements .
  3. Credit by exam is available for CST 105 , CST 151 , OAT 151 , OAT 171 , OAT 172 , OAT 175 , OAT 243 , and OAT 244 .
  4. Keyboarded assignments required for OAT 151  and OAT 152 .
  5. OAT 175  and OAT 116  require MATH LEVEL 2.
  6. OAT 170  with a “B” grade or better is a prerequisite for OAT 171 . Keyboarding waiver test is available for OAT 170 . Contact the Business and Technology Division office, 989-686-9127, to arrange for waiver test.
  7. HSC 105  and one of the following: BIO 101W , BIO 140W , BIO 152W , BIO 153W , or BIO 240 , both with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) are prerequisites for HSC 210 .
  8. OAT 266  is a winter-only offering. OAT 151 , OAT 172 , OAT 254 , and OAT 260  with a C (2.0) grade minimum are the prerequisites for OAT 266 .

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