CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Admin Assistant
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0185  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

The medical administrative assistant is a specialist in the healthcare
profession, the second-largest industry in the nation. The need for medical
administrative assistants is expected to expand at a tremendous rate due in 
part to increased specialization in medical treatments, and to technological
advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Medical administrative
assistants facilitate the work of physicians, researchers, and other health
team professionals by managing health information, transcribing medical
dictation, coding and billing for medical procedures, scheduling medical
appointments and procedures, and arranging patient hospitalizations. Job
opportunities are readily available in hospitals, medical centers, medical
clinics, insurance companies, managed care organizations, and other private
and public sector healthcare settings. Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                               TOTAL: 58.5 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
CABS 113    Microsoft Word Office/ Int Key                                   4
CABS 118    Adv Microsoft Word for Office                                    4
CHSE 121    Medical Term Allied Health I                                   2.5
CHSE 123    Medical Insurance Billing I                                      3
CHSE 124    Medical Insurance Billing II                                     3
HUMS 265    Sem:Ethical Issues in Medicine                                   3
MATH 117    Math for Business                                                4
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 197    Medical Vocabulary                                               3
OADM 198    Health Information Management                                    3
OADM 207    Medical Transcription                                            3
OADM 220    Administrative Office Mgmt                                       4
OADM 222    Advanced Medical Transcription                                   4
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3
WRIT 114    Business English                                                 3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 6 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             6 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                 64.5

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    It is recommended that students entering this curriculum have
      keyboarding and Windows experience. This experience may come from life
      or work experience, CABS 100 seminars, CABS 101, CABS 104, or CABS 195.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ACCG 100          CABS 118          CHSE 123          CHSE 124
ANAT 145          CHSE 121          HUMS 265          MATH 117
CABS 113          OADM 198          OADM 207          OADM 102
OADM 197          OADM 220          WRIT 127          OADM 222
OADM 275          WRIT 114          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1