Administrative Support Technology – Medical Office Specialist

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Administrative Support Technology
Medical Office Specialist (298-02)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)
AST 101 Keyboarding I 2  
AST 102 Keyboarding II 2 AST 101
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading 3  
AST 108 Telephone Techniques 1  
HIM 150 Health Records 3  
HIM 113 Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I 3  
HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Eligible for HDM HIPAA Certification
FIRST YEAR SPRING  
AST 141 Word Processing I 3  
Eligible for Microsoft Office Specialist Word Core Certification
AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3 AST 102 Co-requisite
HIM 114 Medical Terminology and Disease Processes II 3  
HIM 230  Information Systems & Technology in Healthcare 3  
HIM 251 Clinical Experience 3  
HIM  226 Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation 2  
Eligible for National Health Career Association Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification
SECOND YEAR FALL
ACC 115 Applied Accounting 3  
AST  205 Business Communications 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
AST 243 Office Administration I 3 AST 141
    Humanities Elective 3  
    Social Science Elective 3  
SECOND YEAR SPRING
AST 244 Office Administration II 3 AST 243
AST 290 Coordinated Internship 3  

Eligible for ACT Career Readiness Certification while enrolled in AST 290

ITE  140 Spreadsheet Software 3  
Eligible for Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Core Certification.
MTH 132 Business Math 3  
     Social Science or Humanities Elective 3  
Upon completion of AST-Medical Office Specialist degree course requirements, students are eligible for National Health Career Association Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification.
Total Program Credits 68  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options 

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Jane Jones
jjones@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 249
Sabrina Ward
sward@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 224
Tommy Clements, Dean of Applied Science and Technology
tclements@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 431

 

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Career Studies (221-152-08)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR

Course # Course Title Credit
HIM 260 Pharmacology for Health Professionals 3
HIM 150 Health Records Management 3
HIM 143 Managing Electronic Billing in a Medical Practice 3
HIM 220 Health Statistics 3
HIM 250 Health Data Classifications System 1 3
HIM 256 Clinical Classification Systems and Reimbursements Methodologies 5
HIM 280 Capstone (Preparation for Clinical Documentation Certification)  1
Total Program Credits 21

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

This career studies certificate is designed for students who have existing training and/or experience in a healthcare field and/or medical coding. Students should consult with an advisor for details.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Nora Blankenbecler, HIM Program Director
nblankenbecler@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 241
Tommy Clements, Dean of Applied Science and Technology
tclements@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 431

 

DENTAL ASSISTANT (221-120-02)

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Career Studies (221-120-02)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER

Course #    Course Title Credit Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
DNA 103 Introduction to Oral Health 1  
DNA 109 Practical Infection Control 3  
DNA 113 Chairside Assisting I 3  
DNA 108 Dental Science I 3  
HLT 100 First Aid & CPR 3  
STUDENTS EARN AHA BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR CERTIFICATION, AHA HEARTSAVER
OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN CERTIFICATION, AND AHA HEARTSAVER FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
SECOND SEMESTER
DNA 114 Chairside Assisting II 4 DNA 103, 108, 109, 113
DNA 110 Dental Materials 3 DNA 103, 108, 109, 113
SDV 107 Career Exploration 3  
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE WORK ETHIC PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATION EXAM
DNA 135 Dental Radiation Safety 2 DNA 103, 108, 109, 113
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR DENTAL ASSISTING NATIONAL BOARD RADIATION AND HEALTH SAFETY (RHS) CERTIFICATION EXAM
DNA 130 Dental Office Management 2 DNA 103, 108, 109, 113
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR DENTAL ASSISTING NATIONAL BOARD NELDA EXAM (NATIONAL ENTRY LEVEL DENTAL ASSISTANT)
Total Program Credits                                                                                                                                                                                                               
28  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

DNA prefix courses are taught in 12 week sessions. Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Dr. Emily Bowen, Dental Assistant Program Director
EBowen@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 760
Sarah Clarkston, Health Sciences Advisor
sclarkston@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 665
Kim Dorton, Dean of Health Sciences
kdorton@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 356

 

Health Information Management

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Health Information Management (152)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #  Course Title Credit Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)
NAS 171 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
HIT 130 Introduction to Computer Systems for Health Information Technology 3  
HIM 113 Medical Terminology & Disease Processes I 3  
HIM 260 Pharmacology for HIM 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING

HIM 114 Medical Terminology & Disease Processes II 3  
    Guided General Education Elective 3  
HIM 150 Health Records Management 3  
HIM 265 Facility Based Coding 3  
HIM 253 Health Records Coding 4  
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1  
ELIGIBLE FOR CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATIONS WHILE ENROLLED IN SDV 106

SECOND YEAR FALL
HIM 149 Introduction to Medical Practice Management 2  
HIM 151 Reimbursement Issues in Medical Practice Management 2  
HIM 249 Supervision & Management Practices in HIM 3  
HIM 254 Advanced Coding & Reimbursements 4 HIM 253
ELIGIBLE FOR AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL CODING CERTIFICATION (AAPC) CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER (CPC)  
HIM 251 Clinical Practice I 3  
    Humanities Elective 3  
SECOND YEAR SPRING
HIM 220 Health Statistics 3  
HIM 226 Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation 2  
HIM 229 Performance Improvement in Healthcare 2  
HIM 233 Electronic Health Records Management 3 HIT 130 or HIM 130
HIM 290 Coordinated Internship 2  
HIM  295 RHIT Test Prep 1  
    Social Science Elective 3  
ELIGIBLE FOR AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AHIMA) CERTIFIED CODING
ASSOCIATE (CCA) AND AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (AHIMA) REGISTERED HEALTH INFORMATION
TECHNICIAN (RHIT)

Total Program Credits 67  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.
 

For Further Information, Contact:

Nora Blankenbecler, HIM Program Director
nblankenbecler@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 241
Tommy Clements, Dean of Applied Science and Technology
tclements@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 431

 

Medical Office Coding and Procedures

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Medical Office Coding & Procedures (285)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)
AST 101 Keyboarding I 2  
AST 102 Keyboarding II 2 AST 101
AST 108 Telephone Techniques 1  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3  
HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3  
HIM 150 Health Records Management 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
AST 141 Word Processing I 3 AST 101
Eligible for Microsoft Office Word Core Certification upon completion of AST 141
AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3  
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3  
HIM 253 Health Records Coding 4  
HIM 265 Facility Based Medical Coding 3  
SECOND YEAR FALL
AST 215 Medical Keyboarding 3 AST 102
HIM 254 Advanced Coding & Reimbursement 4 HIM 253
Eligible for CPC (Certified Professional Coder), CCA (Certified Coding Associate), and CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) Exams upon completion of HIM 253 & HIM 254.
NAS 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4  
MTH 132 Business Math I 3  
    Social Science or Humanities Elective 3  
Total Program Credits 51  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Sabrina Ward
sward@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 224
Nora Blankenbecler
nblankenbecler@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 241
Tommy Clements, Dean of Applied Science and Technology
tclements@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 431

 

Medical Receptionist

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Career Studies (221-286-01)

FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)

AST

101

Keyboarding I 

2

 

AST

102

Keyboarding II

2

AST 101

AST

107

Editing/Proofreading

3

 

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

 

HIM

150

Health Records Management

3

 

HIM

113

Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I

3

 

HIM

130

Healthcare Information Systems

3

 

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

 

Eligible for HDM HIPAA Certification

Total Program Credits

18

 

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Jane Jones
jjones@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 249
Sabrina Ward
sward@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 224
Tommy Clements, Dean of Applied Science and Technology
tclements@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 431

 

Medical Records Technician

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Career Studies (221-285-73)

FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)

FIRST YEAR SPRING

AST

141

Word Processing I

3

 

Eligible for Microsoft Word Core Certification

AST

271

Medical Office Procedures

3

AST 102 Co-requisite

HIM

114

Medical Terminology and Disease Processes II

3

 

HIM 230

Information Systems & Technology in Healthcare

3

 

HIM 226

Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation

2

 

HIM 251 Clinical Experience

3

 

Eligible for National Healthcare Association Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

Total Program Credits

17

 

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Jane Jones
jjones@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 249
Sabrina Ward
sward@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 224
Tommy Clements, Dean of Applied Science and Technology
tclements@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 431

 

Pharmacy Technician

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Career Studies (221-190-07)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER

Course # Course Title Credit Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)
SDV 100 College Success Skills I 1  
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3  
HLT 105 CPR 1  
Student receives AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider for CPR Certification
HLT 145 Ethics for Healthcare Personnel 2  
HLT 261 Basic Pharmacy I 3  
HLT 262 Basic Pharmacy II 3 HLT 261
Eligible to take the National PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam
SECOND SEMESTER  
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3  
HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse 3  
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3  
MTH 133 Mathematics for Health Professionals 3  
SDV 107 Career Education 3  
Eligible to take Work Ethic Proficiency Certification Exam 
Total Program Credits 28  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

HLT 119, HLT 100, EMS 100, EMS 111, or EMS 101 may be substituted for HLT 105. ITE 100, ITE 115, or HIM 130 may be substituted for ITE 119. HLT 261 and 262 should be taken in the same semester, 261 in the first 8-week session and 262 in the last 8-week session. A grade of “C” or better is a pre-requisite to HLT 262.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Dr. Autumn Wells, Pharmacy Technician Program Lead Faculty
awells@mecc.edu 276.523.7456
Deborah Clarkston, Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator
dclarkston@mecc.edu 276.523.7456 ext. 222
Sarah Clarkston, Health Sciences Advisor
sclarkston@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 665
Kim Dorton, Dean of Health Sciences
kdorton@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 356

 

Sports Medicine Assistant

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Sports Medicine Assistant (221-197-01)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FALL SEMESTER

Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 Student Success Skills 1
SAF 130 Safety – OSHA 10 (Healthcare Track) 1
HLT 145 Ethics/Healthcare Personnel 2
HLT 130 Nutrition & Diet Therapy 2
HLT 100 First Aid & CPR 3
Students earn AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, AHA Heartsaver OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Certification, OSHA 10 Safety Certification, and AHA Heartsaver First Aid Certification
SPRING SEMESTER
HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
HLT 125 Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise Science 3
HLT 156 Health Care for Athletic Injuries 3
    Approved Elective 3
Total Program Credits 19

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

For Further Information, Contact:

Kim Dorton, Dean of Health Sciences
kdorton@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 356
Amanda Robbins, RN, Sports Medicine Assistant Program Coordinator
arobbins@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 425
Sarah Clarkston, Health Sciences Advisor
sclarkston@mecc.edu 276.523.2400 ext. 665