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Medical Office Documentation 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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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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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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