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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Medical Information Technology - Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate


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PGM Code – 565G

Program Description The Medical Information Technology (MIT) Certificate is an introductory program designed for those who seek entry-level employment in the medical office field, as well as those currently employed in the medical field who seek additional training. Medical Information Technology courses provide introductory study of medical careers, law/ethics, terminology, documentation, billing/coding, healthcare, and computer applications.

Employment opportunities for MIT Certificate graduates may be found in settings such as physician’s practices, medical clinics, surgical centers, hospitals, insurance companies, managed care organizations, long-term-care facilities, and home-health agencies. These settings provide a variety of administrative support positions including medical receptionist, patient registration clerk, medical records clerk, patient accounts representative, medical billing specialist, medical claims clerk, and insurance claims processor.

Recommended: HIV/AIDS and CPR Certification.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 40 credits as outlined.  A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with an academic adviser.
  • Submit an “Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits” form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds Community College

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Teri Odegard | todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer | kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242

Department website
Business Information Technology | www.edcc.edu/bstec


Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment information is available for this program.

Advising Note


This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (32-33 credits)


Career Management Requirements (7-8 credits)


 These classes should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

Program Electives (select from the following to complete 40 credits)


Program Requirements Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Apply medical concepts and terminology to assigned tasks. Describe and demonstrate concepts and skills applicable to legal, medical ethics, and confidentiality standards.
  • Career Management: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Signatures


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Adviser’s Signature and Date

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Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2013  |  Rev: 03/13

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