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This degree or certificate is designed for students who are preparing for a position in offices of physicians, medical clinics, hospitals, and allied facilities. These students will acquire basic communication skills, learn specialized medical terminologies needed to complete appropriate forms in preparing, maintaining/filing, and charting medical records including insurance claims; use appropriate computer programs to key basic documents and navigate the Internet. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will acquire the basic communication skills; learn the specialized medical terminologies needed to complete appropriate forms in preparing, maintaining/filing, and charting medical records including insurance claims; and use appropriate computer programs to key basic documents and to navigate the Internet (the student should achieve a minimum speed of 25 words per minute).
REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE
English for Business
Business Vocabulary Development
Filing Methods and Systems
Collegiate Business Math
Computer Keyboarding/Typing I
Medical Office Terminology
Medical Front Office Procedures
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Office Correspondence
Medical Billing and Coding
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED
*A minimum speed of 25 wpm is required for this certificate. CABOT 230 is available to help students reach this goal. Students should request a card (valid for one year) from their GCC instructor verifying their keyboarding speed. ** Must be in a medical office or medical facility.
Substitutions for some of the above courses may be made with department approval.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
GCC CATALOG 2017-2018
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.
For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.