Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Health 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Semester Total 21 18

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