Course Sequence - Riverland

Medical Administrative Assistant

First Year / Fall (15 Credits)

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BUSO1625
Business Communication I

This course is designed to provide an in depth study of business English skills through review and use of many practice applications of grammar usage, punctuation, capitalization, numbers, abbreviations, spelling improvement, writing skills, editing skills, and business vocabulary skills development. The business world demands that its participants communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally. No business person can communicate effectively without knowledge of the basic rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Emphasis is placed on using the Gregg Reference Manual and other reference resources for developing proofreading and editing skills. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: GSCM 1510 or instructor approval. (3 Cr - 2 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1668
Medical Terminology

This course introduces the building of medical words including prefixes, suffixes, combining forms from Greek and Latin word parts, and the rules for connecting them to form medical terms. Definition and spelling of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes is emphasized. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining medical words. A foundation is created for the continued development of medical vocabulary. This course presents 600 component medical word parts and their use in building and interpreting medical terminology related to each body system. Medical abbreviations are also presented for each medical specialty. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1620
Introduction to Computer

This course covers basic information about computer hardware and the use of computer software as a business productivity tool, as well as for personal use. Topics covered include the operating system and desktop environment; file and folder management; introduction to spreadsheet procedures; introduction to database creation and file management, fundamental word processing concepts, and presentation graphics. Some basic computer literacy will be covered, such as e-mail etiquette, ethical computing, document attachment to e-mail and use of digital files. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1660
Anatomy & Physiology/Disease Conditions

This course presents an introduction to human anatomy and physiology by body systems.  Diseases common to each body system will also be studied.  Emphasis is placed on terminology - symptomatic, diagnostic, and operative terms.  Medical abbreviations are introduced.  Study of diseases by anatomical systems is covered.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1663
Medical Office Procedures

This course introduces a variety of medical office career information, medical ethics, and professional liability. Topics include medical receptionist tasks, working with patient files, medical records and billing, and medical insurance.  Medical office procedures pertaining to receptionist tasks and patient medical record management will be studied.  This course will also cover the integration of several office tasks:  meeting and travel arrangements, patient scheduling, telephone messages, mail handling, etc.  Filing techniques and rules are also studied.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is part of the Medical Assistant Program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).

(3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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CCLS1000
First Year Experience

This course introduces proven strategies and applications to help students achieve greater success in college and in life.  Topics include, but are not limited to, time management, goal setting, learning strategies, critical thinking, communication skills, diversity awareness, health and wellness, college and community resources, and financial planning.  This course introduces students to making choices that promote responsibility, motivation, interdependence, and self-awareness.  Recommended:  Score of 52 or above on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension.
(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

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First Year / Spring (15 Credits)

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BUSO1608
Proofreading

This course covers proofreading and editing techniques. Students will use proofreading and editing techniques to produce correct, clear, concise, and complete copy. Prerequisite: BUSO 1625. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1648
Word Processing (Word)

This course utilizes Microsoft Word software perform information processing applications. Topics include document creation, editing, storage, and retrieval; preparation of common business documents such as memos, letters, envelopes, and reports; character, line and page formatting; cutting, copying, and moving text; finding and replacing text; creating and executing macros; creating and utilizing templates; inserting graphics; utilizing columns; creating tables; sorting and selecting specific text; utilizing styles; utilizing speller, thesaurus, and grammar checking; and effective file management and maintenance. Accurate proofreading is emphasized. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Co-requisite: Keyboarding I or typing skills. Keyboarding skills promote success in this course. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO1666
Medical Transcription I

This course introduces medical transcription skills using dictation from all medical specialties. A variety of medical transcription experiences is provided with special emphasis on medical report formatting and medical letter style, in addition to basic grammar rule review. This course covers punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation rules as they apply to medical documents. Medical homonyms, eponyms, antonyms, and plurals are studied. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: BUSO 1668. Prior to or concurrently: BUSO 1670 or with instructor approval. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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BUSO1670
Applied Medical Terminology

This course presents in-depth usage of component medical word parts in the description of disease conditions, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic and operative procedures. Pharmaceutical terminology including brand/trade and generic drug names along with their classifications and use will be covered. This information will come from the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), the Internet, and other reference materials. Additional topics covered will be characteristics of typical drugs and use of the PDR in location, correct spelling, and proper interpretation of medications in dictated material. Medical abbreviations and formation of foreign plurals will also be studied. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: BUSO1668 and BUSO1660. (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO2631
Applied Medical Coding

sThis course is an introduction to medical classification systems using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) codes. Coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions into numbers. This course will build basic knowledge of both coding systems. The course will cover the differences in coding for inpatients versus outpatients with a component of long-term care reimbursement; and the differences between procedure codes and diagnostic codes. A current CPT coding manual and an ICD-CM manual is used. Prerequisites: BUSO 1660 and BUSO 1668.(3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2)

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Second Year / Fall (14 Credits)

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BUSO1616
Keyboarding II

This course further develops keyboarding skills using correct keyboarding posture and technique with a strong emphasis on speed, accuracy, and proofreading. Advanced formatting and production of various business documents utilizing word processing software will be included. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisite: 40 words per minute (wpm) at 97% accuracy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO2606
Office Calculators/Math

This course covers development of the touch system on the numeric keyboard calculators and microcomputer keyboards. Students will develop speed and accuracy using the touch system for the four basic arithmetic operations as well as applying math functions to the solution of business and consumer problems. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO2655
Introduction to Electronic Health Records

This course studies new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). It covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality, security, and impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. The student explores implementation of the EHR including the required infrastructure, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various healthcare settings. There is discussion of legal issues created by the implementation of the EHR.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).   Prerequisite:  BUSO1668 and BUSO 1663 

(2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab) 

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GSCM1510
Workplace Human Relations

This course examines interpersonal relationship skills in the work environment. Students evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses and assess and learn transferable skills. This course emphasizes employment-enhancing skills that include understanding and improving relationships and communication with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, and customers. This survey course introduces concepts and methods for improvement of interpersonal relations. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Second Year / Spring (16 Credits)

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BUSO1664
Medical Accounts Management

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Procedures.  The course reviews career options, office skills, medicolegal issues, and patient confidentiality.   Medical accounts management pertains to patient billing, medical insurance including procedural and diagnostic codes, and office management.  These functions will be studied as they pertain to the medical office.  A medical software package is used to complete simulated patient billing, including an understanding of governmental and private third-party payers. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is also part of the Medical Assistant Program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).  Prerequisites:  BUSO 1663 (Medical Administrative Assistant – AAS and Diploma Programs) or HCCC 1400 (Medical Assistant Program)  (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO2637
Spreadsheet Cpts/Apps

This course emphasizes business concepts and applications using microcomputer spreadsheet software.  Topics include entering labels, values, formulae, and functions; moving, copying formatting, saving, and retrieving spreadsheet data; manipulating databases using delete, insert, sort, and extract functions; printing large and small spreadsheets; publishing spreadsheets on the Web; macros; and graphing.  Keyboarding skills support success in this course.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Co-requisite: BUSO 1620, or BUSA 1065, or instructor’s approval. BUSA 1002 may also be helpful with or before this course.  Although BUSO 2637 and BUSO 1620 may be taken concurrently, it is recommended that students complete BUSO 1620 prior to taking BUSO 2637.    
 (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab) 

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BUSO2644
Office Supervision and Management

This course emphasizes administrative office management skills, theories, methods, and techniques of supervision are emphasized. It also profiles real-world managers who offer globalization, organizational environments, diversity, leadership, human resource management, work ethics, practical information about human relations, goal setting, productivity, budgets, team building, motivation, delegation, appraisal, office technology, and working in management. Simulated office management experiences, projects, role playing, and case studies are included. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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GSCL1270
Employment Search Skills

This course introduces students to a process of developing self-awareness when considering career opportunities and identifying career-related goals. Students conduct a job search, prepare a job application, resume, cover letter, a follow-up correspondence. The course includes preparation for job interviews. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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