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Designed to respond to the ever-increasing need for well-trained, skilled personnel to fill positions in the allied healthcare industry.

Presently, there are not enough trained medical office workers to meet the demand. In today's continually changing healthcare industry, job restructuring is a fact of life. New healthcare roles demand a higher level of thinking and performance skills than ever before.

The medical office professional programs will prepare students to meet the future demands of the healthcare industry for office professionals and will allow students to develop a solid foundation on which to build a career.

Degree/Certificate Options

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Office Professional
Associate in Science Degree:Medical Insurance Specialist
Associate in Science Degree:Medical Coding Specialist
Associate in Science Degree:Medical Transcription
Associate in Science Degree:Medical Interpretation and Translation
Associate in Science Degree:Medical Word Processing Specialist Certificate of Achievement: Medical Office Professional
Certificate of Achievement: Medical Insurance Specialist
Certificate of Achievement: Medical Coding Specialist
Certificate of Achievement: Medical Transcription
Certificate of Achievement: Medical Interpretation and Translation
Certificate of Achievement: Medical Word Processing Specialist
Other Certificate of Achievement: Medical Office Assistant—Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Office Professional

Designed to prepare students to work in a medical office setting. Students will gain an understanding of basic medical terminology, medical office procedures including receptionist and telephone techniques, filing of medical records, and preparation of documents and forms. Students also receive training in CPR, first aid, and acquire an understanding of anatomy and physiology for medical office professionals.

BUS 78 Electronic Calculator 1 unit
BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units
BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
HLTH 110 First Responder 2–3 units
MEDOP 230 Medical Terminology 3 units
MEDOP 231 Medical Office Procedures 4 units
MEDOP 233 Anatomy for Medical Office Professionals 3 units
Total units 20.5–21.5

* Students who have completed MEDOP 40, do not need to take MEDOP 230 or MEDOP 231 aspects of the healthcare field.

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Insurance Specialist

Prepares students for employment in insurance companies, healthcare facilities, and state and federal agencies. Emphasis on medical insurance billing and common insurance practices in all aspects of the healthcare field.

BUS 211 Communication in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
MEDOP 41A Medical Insurance I 2 units
MEDOP 41B Medical Insurance II 2 units
MEDOP 42 Medical Transcription I 3 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
Plus courses required for Medical Office Professional 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 32.5–33.5

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Coding Specialist

Principles and conventions for using ICD-9 CM and coding tech-niques
by body system with emphasis on pathology concepts and their relationship to these body systems. Program also emphasizes health insurance procedures and Ambulatory Care CPT coding.

MEDOP 21 Medical Coding I 3 units
MEDOP 22 Medical Coding II 3 units
BUS 211 Communication in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
MEDOP 41A Medical Insurance I 2 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
Plus completion of Medical Office Professional Program 20.5–21.5
Total units 33.5–34.5

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Transcription

Designed for those students who wish to develop a high degree of
proficiency in transcribing medical dictation for permanent records. The student will learn automated information systems, medical terminology, confidentiality of patient information, and pathology.

BUS 211 Communication in Business & Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
MEDOP 42 Medical Transcription I 3 units
MEDOP 43 Medical Transcription II 2 units
MEDOP 41A Medical Insurance I 2 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5
Total units 32.5–33.5

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Interpretation and Translation

Designed to prepare students to work in a bilingual (English-Spanish) medical office, clinic, or hospital setting. English and Spanish medical terminology, interpretation of medical information between patient and doctor as well as translation of medical charts, forms, and reports are emphasized. In addition, training is provided in transcription, CPR, first aid, human anatomy, office procedures, bilingual telephone and receptionist techniques,
filing and management of medical records, bookkeeping procedures, and word processing.

BUS 181 Spanish Computer Skills for Interpretation and Translation 2.5 units
BUS 211 Communications in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 227 Interpretation and Translation: Medical 3 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
SPAN 230 Intermediate Spanish II 5 units
Plus courses for Medical Office Professional 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 36–37.5

* Students who have completed high school or a higher level degree in a Spanish-speaking country may waive the Span 230 requirement by submitting a transcript of study from their foreign institution.

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Word Processing Specialist

Designed to prepare students to work in a medical office setting. Students will gain an understanding of basic medical terminology, medical office procedures including receptionist and telephone techniques, filing of medical records, and preparation of documents and forms. Emphasis placed on word processing in a medical setting using Microsoft Word and Outlook for email and appointment calendaring. Students have the option to become certified by passing the Microsoft Office Specialist certification examinations.

BUS 200B Microsoft Word: Advanced Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 211 Communication in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook: Basic Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
MEDOP 42 Medical Transcription I 3 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 33.5–34.5

Certificate of Achievement: Medical Office Professional

BUS 78 Electronic Calculator 1 unit
BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units
BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
HLTH 110 First Responder 2–3 units
MEDOP 230 Medical Terminology 3 units
MEDOP 231 Medical Office Procedures 4 units
MEDOP 233 Anatomy for Medical Office Professionals 3 units
Total units 20.5–21.5 units
* Students who have completed MEDOP 40, do not need to take MEDOP 230 or MEDOP 231

Certificate of Achievement: Medical Insurance Specialist

BUS 211 Communication in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
MEDOP 41A Medical Insurance I 2 units
MEDOP 41B Medical Insurance II 2 units
MEDOP 42 Medical Transcription I 3 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 32.5–33.5

Certificate of Achievement: Medical Coding Specialist

MEDOP 21 Medical Coding I 3 units
MEDOP 22 Medical Coding II 3 units
BUS 211 Communication in Business & Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
MEDOP 41A Medical Insurance I 2 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 33.5–34.5

Certificate of Achievement: Medical Transcription

BUS 211 Communication in Business & Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
MEDOP 42 Medical Transcription I 3 units
MEDOP 43 Medical Transcription II 2 units
MEDOP 41A Medical Insurance I 2 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 32.5–33.5

Certificate of Achievement: Medical Interpretation and Translation

BUS 181 Spanish Computer Skills for Interpretation and Translation 2.5 units
BUS 211 Communications in Business and Industry 3 units
or 3
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 227 Interpretation and Translation: Medical 3 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
SPAN 230 Intermediate Spanish II 5 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 36–37.5

* Students who have completed high school or a higher level degree in a Spanish-speaking country may waive the Span 230 requirement by submitting a transcript of study from their foreign institution.

Certificate of Achievement: Medical Word Processing Specialist

BUS 200B Microsoft Word: Advanced Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 211 Communication in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook: Basic Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 290–291 Work Experience in Business I–II 2 units
MEDOP 42 Medical Transcription I 3 units
Plus courses for the Medical Office Professional program 20.5–21.5 units
Total units 33.5–34.5

Other Certificate of Achievement: Medical Office Assistant —Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Trains students to utilize their bilingual backgrounds for entry-level positions in the medical office field. The program covers instruction in medical office procedures (English/Spanish), interpretation and translation (English/Spanish), bilingual telephone techniques, word processing, insurance and billing procedures, vital signs, and CPR. Emphasis on bilingual medical terminology.

Capacita a los estudiantes para poner en práctica las aptitudes bilingües en empleos a nivel básico en el campo de consultorios médicos. El programa incluye instrucción en procedimientos de consultorios médicos, traducción e interpretación (español/inglés), técnicas telefónicas bilingües, procesador de palabras (word processing), procedimientos sobre seguros médicos y cobros, y técnicas de resucitación (CPR). Enfasis en la terminología médica bilingüe.

MEDOP 40 Medical Office Assistant—Bilingual 12
Total units 12

Last updated: 10/29/2012 1:16:12 PM