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Medical Office Specialist Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (10106178)

Credits: 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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ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (10106170)

Credits: 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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FOUNDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE (10106111)

Credits: 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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GEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (10806177)

Credits: 4.00

Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication in the clinical setting.

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HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION (10106160)

Credits: 2.00

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.

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INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT (10106145)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the comprehensive field of records management (creation, retrieval, retention, transfer and disposition). Learners develop ARMA principles and practices incorporating the knowledge by applying these skills to a simulated (manual and automated) record systems environment.

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INTEGRATED MEDICAL OFFICE (10106112)

Credits: 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.

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INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

Credits: 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.

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (10501101)

Credits: 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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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (10106164)

Credits: 2.00

Develops competency in transcribing digitally dictated and handwritten inpatient and outpatient reports organized by body system. Emphasis is placed on the development of accuracy and medical knowledge for transcription of medical reports. Learners will utilize a variety of reference materials to include text, software and reputable internet resources and will apply proper English grammar, punctuation and style skills and editing and proofreading techniques. Emphasis is placed on the importance of confidentiality and understanding professional issues in healthcare documentation.

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MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING (10106107)

Credits: 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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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

Credits: 3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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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.