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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Associate of Applied Science Administrative Assistant Medical Office, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!
2. Business English I
- BTECA 115 Business English I (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course will help you build the skills needed to prepare grammatically correct business documents. You will develop skills in editing documents for grammatical correctness, and creating coherent, well-organized sentences and paragraphs.
3. Introduction to the Medical Office
- BTECM 149 Introduction to the Medical Office (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will be introduced to topics that occur in a Medical Office setting: history of healthcare system, overview of types of healthcare facilities, roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals, importance of team work and process improvement, as well as strategies for exploring the job market.
Action Item: Meet with Advisor
Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.
4. Keyboarding Skills
Choose one group as advised.
6. Business English II
- BTECA 116 Business English II (3 credits)
Course purpose: This course provides further study and practice with the writing process to create effective business memoranda, letters, and short reports. You will continue to build a strong business vocabulary and fluency with punctuation and rules.
7. Medical Terminology
Choose one course each quarter until sequence is finished.
- BTECM 150 Medical Terminology I (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will be introduced to word forms, prefixes, suffixes, and root words. You will analyze medical terms through the knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as practice pronunciation and spelling of medical terms.
- BTECM 151 Medical Terminology II (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will continue to learn the rest of the body systems practicing all the same skills as found in BTECM 150.
8. Professional Development
- MNGT 186 Professional Development (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will conduct research on a career option, construct competitive career application and expand personal networks to enhance career options. In addition, you will develop a portfolio to demonstrate skill sets to perspective employers.
10. Customer Relationship Management
11. Medical Forms and Referral Management
- BTECM 250 Medical Forms and Referral Management (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will be introduced to a variety of medical forms used in industry: CMS-1500, UB-92, referrals, and referral requests. Students gain understanding of documentation guidelines and completion of medical claim forms for Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Worker’s Compensation, and Labor and Industries.
12. Electronic Health Records
13. Human Relations in the Workplace
- BUS 240 Human Relations in the Workplace (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will be able to distinguish personality styles, learning styles, conflict resolution strategies, and communication styles in order to develop the ability to work with myriad different personalities in the workplace.
14. Business Communications
15. Human Biology: Anatomy & Physiology
16. Business Document Formatting: Basic
17. Business Document Formatting: Advanced
Action Item: Prepare for Internship
At this point, you need to prepare for Internship BTECA 246 or both BTECA 245 and 246 if completing the Medical Office Associates.
19. Cooperative Work Experience
20. Microsoft Suite Skills
Take 10 credits as advised.
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