Medical Office Procedures Associate

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Texarkana College recognizes the growing and diverse objectives of the individual student and has designed the Office Careers program to meet those needs. In this program, students have the opportunity to develop office skills to successfully function in the business world of the 21st Century. The Office Careers program consists of the following options: One-year Certificate (42 SCH) with three completed semesters of study and the Associate of Applied Science Degree (60 SCH) with fours completed semesters of study as listed below. Day and evening classes are available. Day classes are full time; evening classes are half time.

Resources

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
POFT 1127
Introduction to Keyboarding
1
POFT 1329
Beginning Keyboarding
3
POFT 1313
Professional Workforce Preparation
3
POFM 1317
Medical Administrative Support
3
POFT 1319
Records and Information Management I
3
POFT 1291
Special Topics in Business Communications
2
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
POFT 2203
Speed and Accuracy Building
2
POFT 2401
Intermediate Keyboarding
4
MDCA 1213
Medical Terminology
2
ACNT 1303
Introduction to Accounting I
3
TECM 1191
Special Topics in Applied Mathematics, General
1
HPRS 1201
Introduction to Health Professions
2
Total 14

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours
MRMT 1307
Medical Transcription I
3
POFM 1327
Medical Insurance
3
HPRS 2221
Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals
2
POFM 2286
Internship – Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
2
POFT 2387
Internship – Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
3
   
Total 13
Fourth Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
BCIS 1305 or PSYC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
3
ARTS 1301, MUSI 1306, DRAM 1310/2366 (core)
Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Theatre, Voice for Theater
3
College-level Math or Natural Science (any core course) 3
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
Social Science (any core course) 3
Total
Medical Office Careers AAS Total
18
60

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Shawna Watkins
Business Office Technology Program Coordinator / Professor
(903) 823-3063
email
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
email

Medical Office Procedures Course Descriptions

ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.

POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding

Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy.

POFT 1291 Special Topics in Business Communications

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

POFT 1313 Professional Workforce

Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and advancement.

POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I

Introduction to basic records information management filing systems including manual and electronic filing.

POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents.

POFT 2203 Speed and Accuracy Building

Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

POFT 2387 Internship-Admin. Assist./Sec. Science, Gen.

An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to special occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Must be taken in conjunction with at least one POFT class.

POFT 2401 Intermediate Keyboarding

A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents.

TECM 1191 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics

Math skills applicable to business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.

POFT 1317 Medical Administrative Support

Study of current medical office skills including communications, office management, financials, insurance and coding, billing, reimbursements, and collections.

MDCA 1213 Medical Terminology

Study of basic medical terminology including the meaning of 350 most common Latin and Greek elements for interpreting complex medical terms utilizing unique memorization techniques.

HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions

An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care.

MRMT 1307 Medical Transcription

Development of transcription skills in transcribing medical reports, including case studies, emergency room reports, history and physical examinations, radiology reports, operative reports, pathology reports, and discharge summaries.

POFM 1327 Medical Insurance

Study of medical insurance and billing, claim coding, claim preparation and filing, claim follow-up and payment processing, and hospital services.

HPRS 2221 Medical Law & Ethics for Health Professionals

Study of Medical Law and Ethics including foundations of law and ethics, legal issues for working health care practitioners, and professional, social, and interpersonal healthcare issues.

POFM 2286 Internship–Medical Office Assistant

An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a medical facility. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to special occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.