Career and Technical Studies

Degree: 

Certificate: Business and Office in Medical Office Clerk

Length: 

Two-semester (one-year) program

Purpose: 

The curriculum for Medical Office Clerk is a one-year program of instruction in clerical activities related to the health field.

Occupational Objectives: 

Position in health-related facilities; namely, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, certain government agencies, and other health care institutions, such as:
Admissions Clerk
File Clerk
Financial Clerk
Insurance Clerk
Medical Transcriptionist
Receptionist
Typist

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Medical Office Clerk program requires competency in English as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in one year.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 1011
1

Students who possess keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.

Keyboarding I 3 0 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3 0 3
AST 136 Office Record Keeping 3 0 3
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3
HIM 1136
6

May take HLT 143 

Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I 3 0 3
SDV 1007
7

SDV Electives:  SDV 101, SDV 104, SDV 108, SDV 110 

College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
AST 2452
2

Prerequisite AST 102 or divisional approval.

Medical Machine Transcription 3 0 3
AST 2903
3

Students may take AST 298 in place of AST 290 if only receiving this certificate.

Coordinated Internship 3 0 3
ENG 137 Communication Processes I 3 0 3
Or ENG 1114
4

Students who desire transferable credits must take ENG 111 in place of ENG 137.

College Composition
Elective5
5

Social Science Electives:  ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 200,  HIS 101, HIS 102,  HIS 121, HIS 122, PLS 211, PLS 212, PSY 200, PSY 215,  PSY 216, PSY 230, PSY 235, SOC 200, SOC 215, SOC 250 

Social/Behavior Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Notes:

 

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