Program Start Date: Fall term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 5 terms (day only); 64 credits
Curriculum Code: 35007
Administrative Office Technology - Medical students develop the essential skills to work in or manage medical offices, medical records departments and other related health care facilities. Students focus on medical terminology; medical office procedures; microcomputer word processing, spreadsheet, database, communications and Internet applications; general office management; insurance, coding, billing and patient service skills.
Students use up-to-date microcomputer hardware and software similar to that used in the medical industry. Projects simulate actual applications in today’s offices. Students develop effective communication, team-building and problem-solving skills. They gain practical experience in local doctors’ offices and health care facilities through scheduled internships.
Medical records assistant, medical office assistant, medical administrative assistant, insurance and billing specialist and patient records clerk.
Students must earn CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certifications prior to being placed in the required field placement course.
Keyboarding skills are required for students entering ALL administrative office technology programs (degrees and certificates.) AOT 105 - Keyboarding is required to be taken the first semester the student is enrolled.
Students in the AOT-Medical (AOT-M) and AOT-Medical with Coding and Reimbursement Electives (AOT-MC) programs must complete a criminal background investigation (CBI) at their expense prior to participating in any internship/clinical/co-op experience. Clinical/co-op facilities will determine the eligibility of the student to participate at their site and may exercise discretion regarding convictions more than 10 years ago or convictions that indicate a pattern of criminal behavior.
Students in the AOT-M and AOT-MC programs must also complete a drug screen at their expense prior to participating in any internship/clinical/co-op experience.
Students who do not pass the drug screen or do not meet the employers CBI standards will be immediately withdrawn from the program. The CBI and drug screening will be initiated by the program faculty after the student has been accepted into the program but prior to beginning any clinical experience.
Students in the AOT-Medical (AOT-M) and AOT-MC programs should be aware that additional costs will be incurred for uniforms, immunizations and CPR certification.
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