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Medical Transcription (MEDTR)
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The Medical Transcription certificate program is designed to prepare medical transcriptionists, medical receptionists, and other related personnel who do not need shorthand as a requirement for employment in medical offices. Jobs are available in this area in hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, insurance companies, health foundations, local industries, and Illinois state and U.S. government agencies. The demand for well-trained medical transcriptionists is increasing due to the expansion of medical services, medical agencies, and the increase in medical records maintenance. Beginning Keyboarding is a pre-program requirement.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
BOC 1202
Intermediate Keyboarding
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This course is designed to develop typing speed and ability to arrange typewritten materials in various forms. Special attention is focused on tabulation; developing figures, symbols, and characters; manuscripts; and letter forms. A study of business staff and service office simulations in processing information are provided. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or equivalent keyboarding skills.

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.

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 E-Commerce emphasis. Emphasis on computer hardware and software concepts. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

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)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

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.

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16
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
BOC 2203
Advanced Keyboarding
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This course is designed for those who wish to become highly skilled in typewriting and keyboarding. Review instruction for individuals experiencing keying difficulties is given. Speed and accuracy are the objectives. Students will be expected to key 50 net words per minute with 3 errors or less on five minute writings. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1202 Intermediate Keyboarding or equivalent keyboarding skills.

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 foundations and principles, interacting with patients, and financial responsibilities. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or BOC 1202 Intermediate Keyboarding. Suggested field trips will be made to hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices in the service area.

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. PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores or consent of instructor.

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 and completion or concurrent enrollment in LSC 2264 Anatomy for Medical Secretaries or LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I. One or more field trips should be made to a medical transcription facility, such as the medical records department of a hospital or the transcribing section of a doctor's office or clinic.

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.

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.

Term Total
19
Program Total
35


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