Medical Office Administration

Mission

The mission of the Medical Office Administration Department of Alamance Community College is to educate each of our students to develop marketable, lifelong learning skills for successfully employment in a globally competitive, or diverse health care environment or to transfer to a four-year academic institution.

Medical Office Administration trains students as medical office professionals to respond to medical officethe demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

What will you learn?

•Proficient use of integrated software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications
•Medical terminology for all major body systems and medical specialties
•Medical insurance concepts including procedural and diagnostic coding and reimbursement
•Records management systems
•Basic accounting principles
•Analysis and coordination of office systems and duties
•Emphasis on technical and non-technical skills
•Perform various medical office functions within an Electronic Healthcare Record simulated system

What can you earn?

Associate in Applied Science Degree
•Medical Office Administration
•MOA concentration in Medical Auditor

Certificates
•Medical Coding, Billing and Insurance
•Health Care Clerical

Diploma
•Medical Auditor

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Career opportunities

Become a healthcare professional working in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, central billing
offices and other health-care facilities

Salary potential in NC (provided by payscale.com)

Medical Auditor
Entry-level range: $15.38- $30.84 per hour
Experienced range $20.98-$34.65 per hour

Medical Coder
$12.00-$25.00 per hour

Medical Biller
$12.00-$20.00 per hour

Medical Office
$10.00-$16.75 per hour

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For more information, call the Medical Office Administration department at 336-506-4166.

print Medical Office Administration • Semester by Semester

Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

Register for this class
OST-131 Keyboarding 3 2
OST-131   Keyboarding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.

Register for this class
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Register for this class
OST-137 Office Applications I 4 3
OST-137   Office Applications I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands-on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

Register for this class
OST-141 Medical Office Terms I 3 3
OST-141   Medical Office Terms I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 3
OST-148   Medical Insurance and Billing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
Semester Total 18 15
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Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

Register for this class
OST-142 Medical Office Terms II 3 3
OST-142   Medical Office Terms II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-164 Office Editing 3 3
OST-164   Office Editing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

Register for this class
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 4 3
OST-248   Diagnostic Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

Register for this class
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 17 15
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Course
Title
contact
hours
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hours
MED-116 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 5 4
MED-116   Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DRE-098

This course introduces basic anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between body structure and function and the procedures common to health care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify body system components and functions relating this knowledge to the delivery of health care.

Register for this class
OST-165 Advanced Office Editing 4 3
OST-165   Advanced Office Editing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to develop proficiency in advanced editing skills needed in the office environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of creating effective electronic office documents. Upon completion, students should be able to apply advanced editing skills to compose text.

Register for this class
Semester Total 9 7
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Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 3
OST-149   Medical Legal Issues PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Register for this class
OST-153 Office Finance Solutions 4 3
OST-153   Office Finance Solutions PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic bookkeeping concepts. Topics include entering data in accounts payable and receivable, keeping petty cash records, maintaining inventory, reconciling bank statements, running payroll, and generating simple financial reports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the entry and manipulation of data to provide financial solutions for the office.

Register for this class
OST-181 Office Procedures 4 3
OST-181   Office Procedures PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the skills and procedures needed in today's office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today's offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

Register for this class
OST-184 Records Management 4 3
OST-184   Records Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

Register for this class
OST-247 Procedure Coding 4 3
OST-247   Procedure Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

Register for this class
*OST-247 (Major Options OST-135, 138, 236, BUS-115, MKT-223) - -
Math/Science Elective - 3
Semester Total 19 18
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

Register for this class
-OR-
COM-231 Public Speaking 3 3
COM-231   Public Speaking PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • RED-070 or DRE-096

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

Register for this class
AND: - -
OST-244 Medical Document Processing 4 3
OST-244   Medical Document Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a hands-on approach in processing medical documents. Emphasis is placed on creating and editing medical documents. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare accurately formatted medical documents.

Register for this class
-OR-
WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 20 2
WBL-112   Work-Based Learning I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

Register for this class
AND: - -
OST-286 Professional Development 3 3
OST-286   Professional Development PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

Register for this class
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 36 17
TOTAL CREDITS 72

print Medical Auditor Concentration • Semester by Semester

The combination of MED-121/MED-122 may be substituted for OST-141/OST-142.
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

Register for this class
OST-131 Keyboarding 3 2
OST-131   Keyboarding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.

Register for this class
OST-137 Office Applications I 4 3
OST-137   Office Applications I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands-on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

Register for this class
OST-141 Medical Office Terms I 3 3
OST-141   Medical Office Terms I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 3
OST-148   Medical Insurance and Billing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
Semester Total 14 12
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

Register for this class
OST-138 Office Applications II 4 3
OST-138   Office Applications II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to improve the proficiency in the utilization of software applications used in business offices through a hands-on approach. Emphasis is placed on in-depth usage of software to create a variety of documents applicable to current business environments. Upon completion, students should be able to master the skills required to design documents that can be customized using the latest software applications.

Register for this class
OST-142 Medical Office Terms II 3 3
OST-142   Medical Office Terms II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-164 Office Editing 3 3
OST-164   Office Editing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

Register for this class
OST-247 Procedure Coding 4 3
OST-247   Procedure Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

Register for this class
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 21 18
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 4 3
OST-248   Diagnostic Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

Register for this class
Semester Total 4 3
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 3
OST-149   Medical Legal Issues PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Register for this class
OST-153 Office Finance Solutions 4 3
OST-153   Office Finance Solutions PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic bookkeeping concepts. Topics include entering data in accounts payable and receivable, keeping petty cash records, maintaining inventory, reconciling bank statements, running payroll, and generating simple financial reports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the entry and manipulation of data to provide financial solutions for the office.

Register for this class
OST-181 Office Procedures 4 3
OST-181   Office Procedures PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the skills and procedures needed in today's office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today's offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

Register for this class
OST-184 Records Management 4 3
OST-184   Records Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

Register for this class
OST-264 Medical Auditing 3 3
OST-264   Medical Auditing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides instruction on how to apply regulations and policies to perform medical record audits for provider services. Emphasis is placed on understanding the scope of an audit, statistical sampling methodologies, performing a medical record audit, and compiling data for reports to improve the revenue cycle for healthcare services. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a medical audit.

Register for this class
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 21 18
Course
Number
Course
Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
OST-265 Healthcare Compliance and Regulations 4 3
OST-265   Healthcare Compliance and Regulations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides instruction in the areas of healthcare regulations, medical necessity, health and privacy laws, and compliance practices. Emphasis is placed on regulatory control and compliance issues as well as Medicare regulations related to billing. Upon completion, students should be able to abstract the medical documentation for the purpose of medical necessity and apply regulations that are important in the medical auditing process.

Register for this class
OST-266 Advanced Medical Auditing 4 3
OST-266   Advanced Medical Auditing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides instruction on finalizing the audit report, determining trends of a healthcare facility, and communicating the audit report. Emphasis is placed on determining the audit report contents, analyzing the coding trends, compiling a formal report of findings, and delivering the audit results. Upon completion, students should be able to develop and present an audit report to the healthcare facility.

Register for this class
OST-286 Professional Development 3 3
OST-286   Professional Development PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

Register for this class
Choose one from the following:
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

Register for this class
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
COM-231   Public Speaking PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • RED-070 or DRE-096

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

Register for this class
COM-231 Public Speaking 3 3
Semester Total 18 15
TOTAL CREDITS 66

printMedical Auditor Diploma

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-141 Medical Office Terms I 3 3
OST-141   Medical Office Terms I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-142 Medical Office Terms II 3 3
OST-142   Medical Office Terms II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 3
OST-148   Medical Insurance and Billing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 3
OST-149   Medical Legal Issues PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Register for this class
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
OST-247 Procedure Coding 4 3
OST-247   Procedure Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

Register for this class
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 4 3
OST-248   Diagnostic Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

Register for this class
OST-264 Medical Auditing 3 3
OST-264   Medical Auditing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides instruction on how to apply regulations and policies to perform medical record audits for provider services. Emphasis is placed on understanding the scope of an audit, statistical sampling methodologies, performing a medical record audit, and compiling data for reports to improve the revenue cycle for healthcare services. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a medical audit.

Register for this class
OST-265 Healthcare Compliance and Regulations 4 3
OST-265   Healthcare Compliance and Regulations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides instruction in the areas of healthcare regulations, medical necessity, health and privacy laws, and compliance practices. Emphasis is placed on regulatory control and compliance issues as well as Medicare regulations related to billing. Upon completion, students should be able to abstract the medical documentation for the purpose of medical necessity and apply regulations that are important in the medical auditing process.

Register for this class
OST-266 Advanced Medical Auditing 4 3
OST-266   Advanced Medical Auditing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides instruction on finalizing the audit report, determining trends of a healthcare facility, and communicating the audit report. Emphasis is placed on determining the audit report contents, analyzing the coding trends, compiling a formal report of findings, and delivering the audit results. Upon completion, students should be able to develop and present an audit report to the healthcare facility.

Register for this class
Semester Total 35 30

printHealth Care Clerical Certificate

In order to complete the Healthcare Clerical Certificate at Alamance Community College, students must earn 18 hours of college credit in the categories listed in the table.
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Register for this class
OST-141 Medical Office Terms I 3 3
OST-141   Medical Office Terms I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-142 Medical Office Terms II 3 3
OST-142   Medical Office Terms II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 3
OST-148   Medical Insurance and Billing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
OST-244 Medical Document Processing 4 3
OST-244   Medical Document Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a hands-on approach in processing medical documents. Emphasis is placed on creating and editing medical documents. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare accurately formatted medical documents.

Register for this class
Semester Total 21 18

printMedical Coding Billing and Insurance Certificate

In order to complete the Medical Coding, Billing and Insurance Certificate at Alamance Community College, students must earn 18 hours of college credit in the categories listed in the table.
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-141 Medical Office Terms I 3 3
OST-141   Medical Office Terms I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-142 Medical Office Terms II 3 3
OST-142   Medical Office Terms II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Register for this class
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 3
OST-148   Medical Insurance and Billing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Register for this class
OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

Register for this class
OST-247 Procedure Coding 4 3
OST-247   Procedure Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

Register for this class
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 4 3
OST-248   Diagnostic Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

Register for this class
Semester Total 21 18

College Student Success

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA ACA-111-01E OCLS
Harrison, Paula
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-02E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-41W CLASS
Shirley, William
M,W at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

B B220

2020FA ACA-111-44E OCLS
Fecher, Aaron
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-51E OCLS
Chappell, Kelly
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-81E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-99 CLASS
Shirley, William
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2020FA ACA-111-AU44E OCLS
Hunter, William
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-BU02E OCLS
Swinton, Christopher
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-BU04E OCLS
Swinton, Christopher
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-CU07E OCLS
Wanless, Todd
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-HO42E OCLS
Heise, Lindsey
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-HV01H CLASS
Pagura, Bently
F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

Online
T T120

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ACA-111-HV02H CLASS
Pagura, Bently
F at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

Online
T T120

DSED ONLNE

2020SP ACA-111-01E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP ACA-111-02W CLASS
Lin, Federico
M at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

MAIN 00237

2020SP ACA-111-41W CLASS
T,TH at 9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

A A221

2020SP ACA-111-42E OCLS
Fecher, Aaron
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP ACA-111-81E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP ACA-111-99 CLASS
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2020SP ACA-111-AC03H CLASS
Free, Jerilyn
TH at 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Online
SHOP 00010

DSED ONLNE

2020SP ACA-111-AR04W CLASS
Pagura, Bently
F at 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM

T T120

2020SU ACA-111-01E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU ACA-111-B02E OCLS
Chappell, Kelly
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU ACA-111-CA01E OCLS
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-01E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-02E OCLS
Harrison, Paula
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-41E OCLS
Fecher, Aaron
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-42E OCLS
Shirley, William
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-51E OCLS
Chappell, Kelly
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-81E OCLS
Isbell, Monica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-BA01E OCLS
Swinton, Christopher
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ACA-111-HV09H CLASS
Pagura, Bently
TH at 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM

Online
T T140

DSED ONLNE

Public Speaking

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA COM-231-01E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-02E OCLS
Williams, Elizabeth
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-03E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-04E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-05E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-06E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-07E OCLS
Williams, Elizabeth
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-08E OCLS
Williams, Elizabeth
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-09E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-11E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-13E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-14E OCLS
Walters, Wendy
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-16E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA COM-231-61EY OCLS
Williams, Elizabeth
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-01W CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-02WZ CLASS
Sargent, David
T,TH at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-03H CLASS
Elderkin, Dana
TH at 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

Online
B B325

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-04WZ CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-05W CLASS
T,TH at 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-06E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-07E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-08E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-09E CLASS
Walters, Wendy
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-11WZ CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-12WZ CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W at 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-13WZ CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

B B325

2020SP COM-231-61Y CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
M,W,F at 9:23 AM - 11:00 AM

RMCS RMCS1

2020SP COM-231-62HY CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
T,TH at 8:58 AM - 9:51 AM

Online
CGSH CGSH1

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-63HY CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
M,W,F at 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Online
BCA1 BCA1

DSED ONLNE

2020SP COM-231-65Y CLASS
T,TH at 12:05 PM - 1:30 PM

GHS1 GRHS1

2020SU COM-231-01E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU COM-231-02E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU COM-231-03E CLASS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU COM-231-04E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-01E OCLS
Williams, Elizabeth
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-02EZ OCLS
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-03E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-04EL OCLS
Sargent, David
Online W at -

F at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-05E OCLS
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-06E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-07E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-08E OCLS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-09E OCLS
Walters, Wendy
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-10E OCLS
Walters, Wendy
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-11EL OCLS
Sargent, David
Online W at -

F at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-12EZ OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-13EZ OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP COM-231-81E OCLS
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Oral Communication

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA ENG-115-02E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ENG-115-03E OCLS
Otero, Cassandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA ENG-115-04H CLASS
Noland, Kimberly
T at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
B B214

DSED ONLNE

2020SP ENG-115-01W CLASS
Chase, Andrea
T,TH at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

G G234

2020SP ENG-115-03W CLASS
Sargent, David
T,TH at 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

G G234

2020SP ENG-115-04W CLASS
Otero, Cassandra
T at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

B B214

2020SP ENG-115-99 CLASS
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2020SU ENG-115-01E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU ENG-115-02E OCLS
Williams, Elizabeth
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU ENG-115-03E OCLS
Sargent, David
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ENG-115-01E OCLS
Noland, Kimberly
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP ENG-115-02E OCLS
Otero, Cassandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA MED-116-01W CLASS
LAB
Thompson, Cynthia
M,W,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

T,TH at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

H 118

H 118

2020SP MED-116-01W CLASS
LAB
Thompson, Cynthia
M,W,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

T,TH at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

H 118

H 118

2020SP MED-116-02N CLASS
LAB
Thompson, Cynthia
T at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

TH at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

H 118

H 118

2021SP MED-116-01W CLASS
LAB
Thompson, Cynthia
M,W,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

T,TH at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

H 118

H 118

Keyboarding

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-131-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-131-41E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-131-02E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-131-03E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-131-41H CLASS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
TH at 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Online Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SU OST-131-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-131-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-131-41E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Text Entry & Formatting

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-134-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-134-51E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-134-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-134-51H CLASS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
TH at 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Online at -

MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE



2021SP OST-134-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-134-51E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Word Processing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-136-01E OCLS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-136-41E OCLS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Office Applications I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-137-02E OCLS
OLAB
Lowe, Jessica
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-137-01E OCLS
OLAB
Lowe, Jessica
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-137-41H CLASS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
TH at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

Office Applications II

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SP OST-138-51E OCLS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SU OST-138-01E OCLS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-138-01E OCLS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Medical Office Terms I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-141-02E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-141-01E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU OST-141-01E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-141-01E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Medical Office Terms II

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-142-02E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-142-03E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-142-01E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Medical Insurance and Billing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-148-02E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-148-03E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-148-01E OCLS
McKenzie, Kim
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Medical Legal Issues

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-149-02I CLASS
Graves, Mindy
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2020SU OST-149-01E OCLS
Lowe, Jessica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Office Finance Solutions

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-153-02E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Office Editing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SP OST-164-01 CLASS
Wimberley, Sherry
M,W,F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

MAIN 00367

2020SP OST-164-02E OCLS
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-164-01H CLASS
Wimberley, Sherry
T at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-164-02E OCLS
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Advanced Office Editing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SU OST-165-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Office Procedures

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-181-01E OCLS
OLAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Records Management

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-184-02H CLASS
OLAB
Lowe, Jessica
TH at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-184-A01H CLASS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
M at 9:05 AM - 10:10 AM

Online
MAIN 00379

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-184-B01H CLASS
OLAB
Graves, Mindy
W at 9:05 AM - 10:10 AM

Online
MAIN 00379

DSED ONLNE

Med Office Simulation

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SP OST-243-01E OCLS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-243-02H CLASS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
W at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-243-01E OCLS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Medical Document Processing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SP OST-244-01H CLASS
OLAB
Lowe, Jessica
T at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-244-01H CLASS
OLAB
Lowe, Jessica
T at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

Procedure Coding

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA OST-247-02H CLASS
OLAB
Huling, Tajuana
W at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

2020FA OST-247-A01H CLASS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
T at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

2020SP OST-247-01H CLASS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
T,TH at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

Diagnostic Coding

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SP OST-248-01H CLASS
OLAB
Huling, Tajuana
W at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

2020SU OST-248-01E OCLS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-248-01E OCLS
OLAB
McKenzie, Kim
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Professional Development

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020SP OST-286-01E OCLS
Jones, Jennifer
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-286-01E OCLS
Lowe, Jessica
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP OST-286-02E OCLS
Jones, Jennifer
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Work-Based Learning I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2020FA WBL-112-CU1 WORK
Carter, James
Wanless, Todd
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2020SP WBL-112-BT1 WORK
Sabaoun, Michelle
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2020SP WBL-112-IT01E WORK
Spratling, Renard
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2020SU WBL-112-01E WORK
Carter, James
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2021SP WBL-112-HO01 WORK
Riley, Elizabeth
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

Medical Office Administration Faculty