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Medical Office Assistant (SMED)
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Program Overview:
The Medical Office Assistant degree program is designed to prepare medical office assistants, medical transcriptionists, medical receptionists, and other related personnel to meet the needs of area and national medical offices. In this area, jobs are available in hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, insurance companies, health foundations, local industries, and Illinois state and U.S. governmental agencies. The demand for well-trained medical office assistants is increasing due to the expansion of medical services, medical agencies, and the increase of required medical records maintenance.

This degree is available online.

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Semester 1
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BOC 1206
Employment Methods
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This course is designed to prepare students with skills to find and obtain the job they want. Emphasis will be placed on writing resumes, letters of application, and preparing for the interview. The course is especially helpful for those who will be seeking on-the-job training or permanent employment.

DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with business-oriented computer hardware and software concepts emphasis. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

DAP 2202
Word Processing I
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This is an introductory course in which students will learn techniques of input, editing, and output specific to electronic word processors. PREREQUISITE: Previous keyboarding experience required.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

HEA 2215
Electronic Med Records Mgmt
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This course examines the functions of medical records personnel, the health information management department, filing procedures, processing medical records, assembling the medical record, analysis of the record, confidentiality issues and release of information, and other issues related to managing health records. The student will be introduced to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health related information.

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16
Semester 2
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BOC 2262
Medical Office Procedures
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This course covers administrative duties and responsibilities of medical office assistants in physicians' offices and hospitals. Also presented are career guidelines and professional qualifications. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or BOC 1202 Intermediate Keyboarding.

BOC 2263
Medical Transcription I
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This course teaches students the medical transcription techniques, technologies, and editing skills needed to work in the medical transcription profession. The main objective is to provide students with knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics, hospitals, and hospital ancillary and support facilities. Progressive transcription skill-building is achieved through medical specialty-based patient studies. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or BOC 1202 Intermediate Keyboarding.

DAP 1236
Keyboarding Essentials
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This course is designed for those who wish to develop and improve keyboarding speed as well as learn to format basic business documents. Speed for preparation of documents will also be considered. Basic word processing skills will also be covered. PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of the keyboard or BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding.

ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing.

HEA 1212
Clinical Processes
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This course includes instruction in medical assisting principles and procedures. The course will also provide the student with applied knowledge of working as a member of a health care team performing clinical procedures that include taking patient histories and vital signs, preparing treatments, and conducting diagnostic tests. PREREQUISITE: HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better.

LSC 2264
Anatomy for Medical Secretaries
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Systems of the human body are studied as a basis for understanding written and dictated medical material and increasing medical vocabulary. The course includes a study of diseases and operative and drug terms related to each system.

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19
Semester 3
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BOC 2268
Medical Office Seminar I
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The student trainee receives vocational counseling as well as individual and group assistance. Seminar I is a related instructional class with BOC 2269 Medical Office Internship I and should be taken concurrently. Areas of office professionalism within the medical office will be researched and discussed with emphasis placed on each individual's employment needs. Must be taken in sequence. PREREQUISITE: Completion of first year program requirements or consent of instructor.

BOC 2269
Medical Office Internship I
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Students work a minimum of ten hours per week. The coordinator and the training supervisor work together in establishing goals and work experiences for the student. Variable internship hours are based on 75 hours equated to 1 semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITES:Completion of first year program requirements or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in BOC 2268 Medical Office Seminar I.

CIS 1278
Spreadsheet
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This course is designed to broaden a user's knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet program. The course will focus on various calculation functions, customizing tables, plotting charts, filtering database records and using Access to enter the World Wide Web.

HEA 2264
Medical Insurance & Coding I
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The first semester starts with an overview of characteristics of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The main content of the course will be divided into systems, or diseases to learn how to code in each type of situation. We will take a brief look at UB-04 and CMS-1500 forms. PREREQUISITE: Completion of HEA1225 Introduction to Medical Terminology or approval of instructor.

HIT 2202
Healthcare Law & Ethics
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This course focuses on the ethical, legal, and social issues that influence the use of computer-based technology and information systems in the delivery of healthcare with an emphasis on the requirements needed to perform in a Health Information Management Department. Individuals will explore ethical, legal, and social issues and apply a decision making model to actual situations and case studies. Special emphasis is placed on: medical ethics; fraud and abuse; data privacy and confidentiality; informed consent; intellectual property issues; disclosure; transparency and accountability; compliance programs; healthcare data privacy and security regulations; and conflicts of interest.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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15
Semester 4
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BOC 2202
Professional Portfolio
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Students will develop a professional portfolio which documents learning of programmatic course outcomes. The course includes techniques for self-reflection on learning, documenting learning through inclusion of artifacts such as:document samples across curricular areas, employment, writings, pictures, projects, reports, etc. The course will teach students to use a multimedia approach to develop a student portfolio. The student will complete the course with a professional portfolio that can be taken to job interviews, used in transfer evaluation, and used for program assessment.

BOC 2270
Medical Office Internship
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Students work a minimum of fifteen hours per week. The coordinator and the training supervisor work together in establishing goals and work experiences for the student. Variable internship hours are based on 75 hours equated to 1 semester hour of credit.

CIS 1286
Database
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This course introduces the use of microcomputers with Access or another packaged database program. The course will include an introduction to database usage. Course content will vary from course to course depending on the company need and will be offered for variable credit to meet the training needs of individual organizations.

HEA 2210
Stat Analysis of Health Data
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Health care data analysis will include the collection and reporting of medical statistical data, use of public health statistics and registries, and health information report generation. Statistical measures will include but not be limited to measures of central tendency and variability, random variables and probability, distributions, estimation, and testing hypotheses. PREREQUISITE: Placement into college level mathematics or successful completion of REM 0421 Beginning Algebra.

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MTH 1131
Introduction to Statistics
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This course is designed to introduce beginning students to the basic concepts, techniques, and applications of statistics. The main objective of the course is the development of statistical reasoning. The course is intended to meet the general education requirements. Graphing calculators and computer software packages used for calculation and analysis of data are strongly encouraged. Topics include organization, presentation, and description of data, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, standard normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sampling, and sampling distributions. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra with a grade of C or better, or sufficient score on the placement test, or consent of instructor.

HEA 2266
Medical Insurance and Coding II
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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the basic guidelines of CPT Coding and Classification System, sequencing of codes, and impact on reimbursement. You will practice assigning codes for procedures and explore HCPCS codes as well.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

Term Total
18
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