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Administrative Support Certificate Level II: Medical SpecialtyCertificate

Overview

  • Two year program

  • Full program offered at:

    LSC-Tomball

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Program Pathway

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First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 6 Credits
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
Second Semester Courses 4 Credits
BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
Third Semester Courses 12 Credits
POFM 1300 Basic Medical Coding 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFM 1327 Medical Insurance 3
HPRS 2321 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals 3
Fourth Semester Courses 6 Credits
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
POFM 2386 Internship - Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary1 3
Administrative SupportCertificate - Medical Specialty Program Total 49 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone Course

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Administrative Services AAS Degree: Medical.

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Program Details

Administrative support certificates and the AAS degree provide students with technical skills in just one to four semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, administrative assistant, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, and medical administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, local government, and energy production.

Graduation Requirement

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses

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