Medical Administrative Specialist

Medical Administrative Specialist - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ADTC 1005 Keyboarding/Formatting
Description
ADTC 1005 This course covers basic formatting for business documents, including letters, memos, reports, and tables. Straight-copy skill development for speed and accuracy will also be included. Prerequisites: A typing speed of 35 words per minute with five or fewer errors

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1005

3
ADTC 1010 Business English Skills
Description
ADTC 1010 This course is an extensive, comprehensive study of English grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, number usage, capitalization and abbreviation rules, and proofreading.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1010

2
ADTC 1018 Basic Computer Applications
Description
ADTC 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers and their impact on society, computer hardware and desk application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Students will also be introduced to use of the Internet and e-mail. This course meets the Dakota County Technical College's computer literacy requirement.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1018

3
ADTC 1019 Receptionist Skills
Description
ADTC 1019 This course incorporates the skills that are needed to be an effective receptionist. Topics such as: scheduling techniques using various software, typing skills, interpersonal communications, customer service.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1019

2
ADTC 1040 Integrated Office Skills
Description
ADTC 1040 This course is designed to integrate and reinforce the skills and knowledge learned in previous courses in the program. Project emphasis will develop the students' awareness of work flow, chain of command, and creation/integration of office documents. The use of electronic tools and the integration of documents created in various Microsoft Office Suite programs is the primary focus of this course.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1040

3
ADTC 1045 Medical Terminology
Description
ADTC 1045 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols. THIS COURSE IS THE SAME AS HEAL1502.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1045

2
ADTC 1051 Human Diseases
Description
ADTC 1051 This course provides basic information about common disease conditions affecting various body systems. There is a focus on the general principles of disease and signs and symptoms of specific disease processes. Major concepts include diagnostic tests, treatment modalities, and medication protocols related to specific disease processes.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1051

3
ADTC 1057 Medical Office Procedures
Description
ADTC 1057 This course is an overview of duties that are performed by a medical administrative assistant and a medical assistant. Emphasis will be on medical/legal issues, patient registration, standard patient forms, medical forms, telephone/communication skills, appointment procedures, medical records. Other topics included in the course will be accounting statements, professional reports/manuscripts, preparing meeting announcements, agendas and minutes. Prerequisites: ADTC1018 or ADTC1030

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1057

4
ADTC 1080 Technology in Healthcare
Description
ADTC 1080 The students enrolled in Technology in Healthcare will learn essential concepts important for the successful use of electronic medical records in any career setting. Students will learn the history and standards for electronic medical records and develop practical expertise using a fully functional electronic medical records program. Coursework using realistic patient case studies and records along with actual electronic medical records software will provide the student with practical training that can be transferred to any health care setting. Additional coursework will include advanced PowerPoint, Excel, and Access exercises relating to the healthcare area. (Prerequisites: ADTC1005, ADTC1018 Basic Computer Applications).

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1080

3
ADTC 1085 Transcription and Speech Editing
Description
ADTC 1085 This course will cover the basics of traditional medical transcription and will expand to learning in-depth editing skills in speech recognition transcription. Students will experience working with documents that are typically generated at a clinic or hospital such as: S.O.A.P. notes, history and physical exams, consultation reports, surgery reports, pathology reports, laboratory reports, discharge summaries and emergency room reports. Prerequisites: ADTC1018 and ADTC1005)

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1085

3
ADTC 1260 Certification Basics - Word
Description
ADTC 1260 This course covers training in the preparation for students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for Word.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1260

3
ADTC 1275 Certification Basics - PowerPoint
Description
ADTC 1275 This course covers training in the preparation for students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for PowerPoint.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1275

3
ADTC 1285 Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
Description
ADTC 1285 This course covers the development of oral communication skills in the following areas: one-to-one communication, oral presentations to groups, use of MS PowerPoint in presentations and student evaluation of speeches. Students will also learn successful employment interview strategies as well as how to find various job leads, write a successful resume, application letter, and follow-up letter.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1285

2
ADTC 1290 Written Business Communications
Description
ADTC 1290 This course covers the process of communication, including writing techniques and strategies. Students learn by completing a range of writing exercises and critical thinking cases. Specific applications focus on letter and memorandum writing and formal and informal reports. Communication skills are emphasized along with e-mail usage.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ADTC1290

2
HEAL 1101 Anatomy and Physiology
Description
HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1101

4
Technical Elective(s)* 3
Total Core Credits: 45

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
PSYC 1105 General Psychology
Description
PSYC 1105 This general psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of behavior and experience. It includes topics like the history of psychology, research methods, perception, learning, human development, intelligence, motivation, social perception and group behavior, and psychological disorders.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 2,5

Course Outline: PSYC1105

4
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 2
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 3 or Goal 4 )*** 3
Total General Education Credits: 15
Total Program Credits: 60
* Select Technical electives from the following subject areas: ADTC , ISTC , ENTR , ACCT , SMGT , BUSN .
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.