CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Admin Assistant
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0185  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

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 Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

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.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Office Administration Program, Office Unit B,telephone number
(517) 483-1587.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 61 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
BIOL 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
CABS 104    Keyboarding Improvement                                          2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CHSE 123    Medical Insurance Billing I                                      3
CHSE 124    Medical Insurance Billing II                                     3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 195    Human Behavior in Work Place                                     3
OADM 197    Medical Vocabulary                                               3
OADM 198    Health Information Management                                    3
OADM 203    Professional Office Procedures                                   2
OADM 215    Information Management I                                         3
OADM 220    Admin Mgmt in Organizations                                      4
OADM 228    Financial Mgmt in Health Care                                    3
OADM 240    Internship                                                       3
OADM 275    Diversity in Business                                            3
OADM 291    Bus Office Systems Capstone                                      3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 7 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Related                                         4 Credits
CABS 119    Microsoft Word                                                   2
CABS 129    Excel-Advanced                                                   2
CABS 182    Microsoft PowerPoint                                             2
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   68

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, or CABS 195.
3.    This curriculum requires that students complete all courses with a grade
      of 2.0 or higher for graduation.

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
BIOL 145          ACCG 210          CHSE 123          CHSE 124
CABS 104          BUSN 118          OADM 195          CISB 200
CABS 126          CABS 133          OADM 215          OADM 203
OADM 102          OADM 198          OADM 220          OADM 240
OADM 197          WRIT 127          OADM 228          OADM 291
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.1          OADM 275          Lim.Ch.2