Medical Administrative Secretary

60 credit Associate of Applied Science program

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Program Description:
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a Medical Administrative Secretary. The Medical Administrative Secretary performs many of the same functions as the medical secretary, but office supervisory activities become a major responsibility: coordinating and scheduling activities, applying the legalities of releasing information, policy interpretation, authorization, and purchasing. The secretary may also manage document storage and retrieval systems and utilize centralized computer systems.

Program outcomes include:
• Plan and produce professional written business correspondence and medical correspondence using correct English and proofreading skills.
• Plan and deliver verbal presentations using correct English skills.
• Demonstrate keyboarding production proficiency.
• Apply ARMA indexing and filing procedures and rules appropriate in a medical setting.
• Transcribe mailable dictated medical reports and documents using correct medical transcription skills.
• Demonstrate ability to correctly spell, define, and pronounce medical office terminology and/or abbreviations.
• Demonstrate proficiency with drug reference books.
• Demonstrate coordinating and supervisory responsibilities.
• Utilize computer productivity software for business applications.
• Integrate medical office tasks such as insurance, coding, banking, telephone techniques, billing, and scheduling of appointments.
• Exhibit ethical behavior, a positive self-image, and professional conduct.
• Develop a job search plan and prepare appropriate documents and exhibit appropriate interview skills.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
ADSC14154Keyboarding IThis course is designed for the beginning Administrative Support student. The objective of the course is to teach proper typing techniques; to build speed and accuracy; and to utilize a professional word processing system for business applications, such as document storage and retrieval, editing, and document distribution. (Prerequisites: ADSC1710 or equivalent or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14164Keyboarding IIThis course is designed for Administrative Support career students as a continuation of skill development started in Keyboarding I. Students will continue the development of keyboarding speed and accuracy and proofreading skills as well as the development of advanced formatting skills. (Prerequisites: ADSC1415 and the ability to keyboard at 40 net wpm) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14203Business CommunicationsThis course covers the development of business communication skills and applying them along with proofreading skills, when creating business documents such as letters, memos, and informal reports. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing, keyboarding/word processing ability or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding course) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/ 0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14213Business PresentationsThis course covers development of business communication skills in the following areas: one-to-one communications, small- and large-group presentations, business telephone usage, voice-mail techniques, conducting business meetings, listening skills, and the use of presentation software for enhancing business presentations. (Prerequisites: ADSC1420, ADSC1430, or ADSC1719; concurrent enrollment in either of these courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14222Business Vocabulary/ProofreadingThis course aids in the mastery of business vocabulary and spelling skills and their application in proofreading business documents. (Prerequisites: READ0465 and ENGL0460 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14303Microsoft OfficeAn introductory course, in the basics of computer technology, using business application software. Through hands-on use students will learn fundamental concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics and how they integrate. (Prerequisites: READ0465 and ENGL0460 or concurrent enrollment; ability to type a minimum of 20 wpm) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14422Records ManagementThis course is an introduction to the procedures for managing document/records storage systems. Applications include manual and/or electronic storage and retrieval. Topics include records control and retention, storage and retrieval devices, and records management issues and trends. (Prerequisites: ADSC1440, ADSC1511, ADSC1611, or instructor's consent) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16103Medical Office TerminologyThis course introduces word analysis by study of word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations common to the medical office/profession. This class has a business focus with emphasis on the written aspect of medical office terminology following medical transcription rules developed by the American Association of Medical Transcriptionists. A heavy focus is placed on vocabulary building techniques to teach the meaning, spelling, correct usage and pronunciation of medical terms for accuracy in transcription, coding, and completion of insurance forms. (Prerequisites: College level reading & writing)(3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16113Medical Office Procedures IThis introductory course to medical office procedures covers medical office career opportunities, medical ethics and laws, meetings, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, filing, patient records, mail, fee collection, and medical office pharmacology. (Prerequisites: College-level reading & writing)(3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16123Medical Office Procedures IIThis course is a continuation of MOPI. Medical topics covered include integration of medical office tasks: bookkeeping, payroll procedures, billing, health insurance, appointment scheduling, patient data input, and CPT and ICD diagnostic coding. (Prerequisites: ADSC1611) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab 0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16143Health Insurance and BillingThis course will provide an introduction to the various types of insurance plans, legal considerations involved in claim processing, basic steps in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding, HCPCS, and ADA coding, insurance terminology, and causes for claim rejections. (Prerequisites: ADSC1610 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16213Medical Office Anatomy and Physiology IThis business course covers human body anatomy and physiology with emphasis on spelling accuracy, terminology, abbreviations, and diagnostic and laboratory tests. A heavy focus is placed on the proper pronunciation of medical terms, diagnostic and operative terms for accuracy in medical machine transcription, coding, and insurance form completion. (Prerequisites: ADSC1610 or concurrent enrollment) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16223Medical Office Anatomy and Physiology IIThis business course is a continuation of Medical Office Anatomy & Physiology I. Students continue learning the body systems by studying and analyzing body structure and function with emphasis on spelling accuracy, terminology, abbreviations, and diagnostic and laboratory tests. A heavy focus is placed on proper pronunciation of medical terms, diseases, diagnostic and operative terms for accuracy in medical machine transcription, coding, medical assisting, and insurance courses. Study of diseases, organs, and structures by various anatomical systems will be covered. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADSC1621) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC16254Medical Machine TranscriptionThis course introduces medical machine transcription and covers transcription of dictated medical material into a variety of usable medical documents. Emphasis is on authentic forms and material, building speed and accuracy, proofreading, advanced editing, and correcting errors. (Prerequisites: ADSC1621 and ADSC1415) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs)
ADSC17152Word ProcessingThis course provides students with the opportunity to learn word processing for employment or home use and to utilize a microcomputer as a word processor. Students will learn to create, edit, format, save, print manage, and enhance documents. (Prerequisites: ADSC1710 or instructor's consent) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
COMM11053Interpersonal CommunicationThis course provides opportunities for students to understand the process of human communication, to assess their strengths and weaknesses as communicators, and to assist them in solving problems of an interpersonal nature, and develop interaction skills for interpersonal settings. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ENGL11063Composition IFirst semester college-level composition course focusing on writing expository prose using word processing as a tool for composing. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical reading, developing a voice, and grammar review. Presupposes competency in Standard English. This course is required of all students working toward an AA degree. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of ENGL0460 and READ0465 with a grade of "C" or better or a score of 85.50 on the CPT Sentence Skills test and a score of 77.50 on the CPT Reading Comprehension test. Students who score below 85.50 on the Sentence Skills Test and 77.50 on the Reading Comprehension test will be required to withdraw from ENGL1106 and register for ENGL0450 or ENGL0460 as indicated by the placement score. Keyboarding skills: proficiency in Microsoft Word or equivalent word processing proficiency. May take a word processing course concurrently with ENGL1106.) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester of college who are taking READ 0455 or READ 0465 or ENGL 0450 or ENGL 0460 and/or are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lake Superior College. *Exemptions: *Students who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course and are in good standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion). *Students who have earned 24 college credits post high school and are in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion).
PHIL11303EthicsImportant ethical theories of right and wrong, good and bad. Includes egoism, divine command theory, natural law theory, utilitarianism, duty-based ethics, social contract theory, and virtue theory. The course will emphasize the use of reason in decision making. MTC goal areas: (6) Humanities and Fine Arts, and (9) Ethic and Civic Responsibility. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Other Course Requirements:
Required Pre-technical Course (NOTE: If student types less than 20 wpm.)
ADSC1710 INTRODUCTION TO KEYBOARDING 1 CR


Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Required Pre-technical Course:
ADSC1710

MN Transfer Curriculum:
FYE1000 INTRO TO COLLEGE 1 CR
ENGL1106 COMPOSITION I 3 CR
PHIL1130 ETHICS 3 CR
GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER (ANY MTC COURSE) 5 CR