The Medical Administrative Professional Associate Degree is a 61 credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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College 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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Powerpoint Level 1 (10103241)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft PowerPoint with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create new presentations, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images/backgrounds, adding transitions, adding animations and working with charts, WordArt and tables.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Powerpoint 2019

Excel Level 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Excel with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to effectively utilize the functions and features of Microsoft Excel including creating worksheets, entering/editing data, selecting cells/ranges, creating basic charts, formatting entries and creating/modifying basic formulas.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2019

Word Level 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Word with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to start Word, create a new document, create business letters, flyers, brochures, research papers, resumes, work with SmartArt, apply basic formatting and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2019

Foundations Of The Medical Office (10106111)

3.00

Explores the skills needed to work in a health care office. Learners focus on business office management; communication, reception, appointment scheduling, records management, telephone procedures, daily transactions, medical billing and collecting, insurance and coding basics, composing routine business correspondence and keeping an inventory of supplies.

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Microsoft Outlook (10106118)

1.00

Introduces the learner to managing and creating professional business email communication, contacts/groups, appointments, and meeting scheduling within Microsoft Outlook. Learners will further examine and manage the Microsoft Outlook environment for productivity.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Outlook 2016

Electronic Business Communications (10106170)

3.00

Identifies the importance of telephone etiquette, knowledge of communication equipment, use of electronic mail and calendaring in the workplace. Learners will apply these techniques with hands-on activities.

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Computer Keyboarding (10106178)

1.00

Introduces keyboarding techniques (proper finger usage and body position) through hands-on touch typing. Learners are introduced to the QWERTY keyboard (alphabet, number and symbol keys). Learners will be expected to touch-type at a minimum of 27 wpm by the end of the course. Challenge test available.

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Introduction To Business Technology Programs (10106189)

1.00

Introduces the learner to techniques for success in the Business Technology Programs. Examines various learning modes, use of the course LMS, NTC email, Business Technology Student Engagement form, tips to improve study habits, and explores the many services and opportunities available to learners at NTC. Examines the requirements for the Business Technology Program Portfolio. This portfolio will be a combination of artifacts from each of the program core classes.

Conditions

Students who specified one or more of these Programs of Study or Program Foci: Administrative Professional, Medical Office Specialist, Office Assistant

Healthcare Documentation (10160160)

3.00

Explores the content and purpose of medical reports contained in the medical record and designated hardware and software to key medical information. Learners use the mechanics of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, symbols and metric measurement rules), utilize reference resources (text, software, web-based) efficiently and apply proper proofreading and editing techniques for medical documentation.

Modern Office Technologies (10106100)

3.00

Introduces the learner to modern office technology with hands-on experience using a variety of existing and emerging technologies. Learners troubleshoot minor problems and conduct preventive maintenance common to office equipment and research new office technology. Prerequisites include a working knowledge of computers and the current Windows operating system.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): MICROCOM 10103243 - Word Level 1

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Meeting, Travel & Event Planning (10106107)

2.00

Introduces skills to effectively plan and manage meetings, event pre-planning activities, facilitate meetings and events, produce minutes of meetings, coordinate equipment and facility setup, complete travel arrangements and conduct follow-up activities.

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Integrated Medical Office (10106112)

2.00

Provides experience working with integrated medical office software that covers practice management and Electronic Health Records (EHR). Learners will utilize a web-based system to practice common daily medical office tasks such as scheduling, insurance billing and setting up patient records.

Conditions

Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): BUSTECH 10106112 - Integrated Medical Office

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Microsoft Word Applications (10106142)

2.00

Develop intermediate and advanced Microsoft Word features with an emphasis in business writing and formatting techniques based on a business standard style guide. Design, create and modify a variety of business documents.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): MICROCOM 10103243 - Word Level 1

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10-key By Touch (10106144)

1.00

Introduces proper techniques (proper finger usage and body position) and touch method using a numeric keypad. Learners will develop speed and accuracy to meet industry standards for data entry of 8,000+ ksph. Challenge test available.

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Records Management 1 (10106200)

1.00

Explores the comprehensive field of records and information management (RIM). Learners develop ARMA principles and practices incorporating the knowledge by applying these skills to a simulated record systems environment.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): MICROCOM 10103243 - Word Level 1

Records Management 2 (10106203)

2.00

Explore records management with further examination into records and information management applying ARMA rules to numeric, subject, and geographic filing methods manually and digitally.

Conditions

Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): BUSTECH 10106200 - Records Management 1

Written Communication (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. Keywords: Written Comm, Comm, Writing

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

English Composition 1 (10801136)

3.00

Learners develop and apply skills in all aspects of the writing process. Through a variety of learning activities and written documents, learners employ rhetorical strategies, plan, organize and revise content, apply critical reading strategies, locate and evaluate information, integrate and document sources, and apply standardized English language conventions.Keywords:English Comp, Comp 1, E Com, English 1, English

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Accounting Fundamentals (10101147)

3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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Medical Terminology (10501101)

3.00

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

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Oral/interpersonal Communication (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects. Keywords: Oral, Oral Comm, Comm, Speech

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Math With Business Applications (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. Keywords: Business math, Business apps

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College Mathematics (10804107)

3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data. Keywords: Math, College Math, Fundamental Math

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Mathematics

Psychology Of Human Relations (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society. Keywords: Psych, Relationships, Human Relations, Hr psych

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Intro To Psychology (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings. Keywords: Psych, Intro to Psych

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Quickbooks 1 (10101180)

1.00

<p>Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks Online company files. The learner will navigate through the software by creating a new company, entering beginning balances, service and inventory items. Introduces adding new customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing financial reports.</p>

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online Certification

Keyboarding 2 (10106129)

1.00

Applies keyboarding techniques (proper finger usage and body position) through hands-on touch typing on a QWERTY keyboard (alphabet, number and symbol keys). Learners are expected to enter this course with a minimum of 27 wpm. Learners will develop an increased rate of touch-typing at a minimum of 40 words per minute (wpm) and 26 npm (numbers) by the end of the course.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): BUSTECH 10106178 - Computer Keyboarding

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Office Portfolio (10106201)

2.00

Evaluate career opportunities and compare to relative skills to prepare appropriate career documentation and a mock interview. Develop a career portfolio and recognize the process of the job search as well as accepting and leaving a position.

Conditions

Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed all of the following course(s): BUSTECH 10106125 - Professional Development, BUSTECH 10106178 - Computer Keyboarding, MICROCOM 10103243 - Word Level 1] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): BUSTECH 10106200 - Records Management 1, MICROCOM 10103242 - Excel Level 1] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing any of the following course(s): BUSTECH 10106145 - Information Storage Management, BUSTECH 10106203 - Records Management 2]

Team Building And Problem Solving (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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Body, Structure & Function (10806110)

3.00

Introduces structures and functions of normal human anatomy using a body systems approach. Learners will have the opportunity to demonstrate competency of select course objectives with the online simulated laboratory software. Provides a flexible, online introduction to the concepts of General Anatomy and Physiology. Keywords: BSF, Body, Body Structure, Function

Introduction To Diversity Studies (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored. Keywords: Diverse, Diversity

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1796.