Medical Office Specialist Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CT.3276
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Fall Semester, First Year15 Units Total
This is an introductory course that introduces the concepts, principles, and uses of the EXCEL spreadsheet through multi-media lecture, demonstration, and discussion. Instruction will include use of the Windows environment; creating, editing, formatting, and printing a worksheet; charts/graphs development; and formulas/functions using relative and absolute cell reference. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
An introductory course in keyboarding and Microsoft Word. Class includes learning to type alphabetic, numeric and symbol keys by touch; developing speed and accuracy; and formatting business documents including letters, memos, reports, tables and labels. Recommended for all students that want to learn typing and Microsoft Word. No prior knowledge of computers is required making this course an excellent place to start for beginning computer users. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Designed for the beginning to advanced keyboarding student to improve typing speed and accuracy. Specific drills, proper typing technique, and ergonomics will be covered in the course. Development of keyboarding skills is attained through repetitive typing of specific drills designed to improve both accuracy and speed. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
The Business Systems and Office Technologies Worksite Learning course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience through employment/volunteerism at an approved business or office job site that is acquired by the student and related to the student's major. A faculty member supervises all WSL courses to ensure that the work experience is of educational value. The course stresses good work habits and meeting of competencies through actual on-the-job performance. A student may earn up to 16 units through repeating this course since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice. A maximum of 8 units may be earned in a single semester.
This course is intended to help students achieve a degree of computer literacy through exposure to a variety of basic computer concepts including discussions of hardware, software, computer history, programming, computer ethics, and cultural implications. In addition, the student will be introduced to several hands-on applications such as systems software (Windows), word processing software (MS Word), spreadsheet software (MS Excel), database software (MS Access), and presentation software (MS PowerPoint). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year15 Units Total
An intermediate course in keyboarding and Microsoft Word. This course continues the development of keyboarding speed and accuracy while emphasizing the formatting of various kinds of business correspondence, reports, tables, forms, and desktop publishing projects from rough drafts. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Note: Class will require outside time using a computer with appropriate software. Computer access is provided on campus at the Learning Resource Center and the Tehama Campus. Students taking the Internet format of this course must have access to the same version of Microsoft Operating System and Office Suite being used in the course.
This course introduces the student to the use of Microsoft Outlook, a desktop information management program in the Microsoft Office Suite. Instruction will include managing email messages, scheduling appointments and activities with the Calendar, entering and updating names and addresses as contacts, creating and maintaining an electronic to-do list with Tasks, and using Categories to organize, sort, and search. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
The course will enable students to understand the processing of healthcare claims as it relates to various insurance payer requirements beginning with abstracting information from medical chart documents and following procedural steps based on the nature of the patient status and payer. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions working with electronic records in a medical office. Topics covered are computerized systems for appointment scheduling and follow-up; claim forms and coding; patient and insurance billing; and medical practice financial management. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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