The Medical Office Documentation Specialist Certificate is a 15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

EXCEL LEVEL1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2016

WORD LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Outlook 2016

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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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.

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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PHARM FOR ALLIED HEALTH (10501308)

2.00

Introduces students to medication classification, and basic pharmacology principles, and supplements. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identify common medications and calculate dosages in preparation for medication administration.

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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.

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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