NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: The career studies certificate in Medical Practice Management is designed to prepare personnel to perform office management functions in physicians' offices and ambulatory clinics. Some examples of these functions include scheduling appointments, maintaining health records, responding to requests for release of medical information, coding clinical data, completing health insurance forms, and managing billing/collections functions. The curriculum includes learning experiences in on-campus laboratories and in community physician office settings.

Admission Requirements: Students must be admitted to NVCC and have designated Annandale as their home campus, have a high school diploma or GED including one unit of high school level science (preferably biology or chemistry), have obtained a score of 81 or better on the reading section of the English placement test, and have obtained a score of 85 or better on the writing section of the English placement test. Evidence of good physical and mental health must be demonstrated by submission of a physical exam form. CPR-A certification is required at time of clinical experience.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   AST140Introduction to Windows1
   ENG111College Composition I3
   HIT111Medical Terminology 13
   HIT149Intro. to Medical Practice Mgt.2
   HIT151Reimbursement Issues in Medical
   Practice Management2
   NAS150Human Biology4
   HIT115Ambulatory Coding and Classification 3
   HIT143Managing Electronic Billing in a 
   Medical Practice 2
   HIT196On-Site Training 2
   HIT260Pharmacology for HIT 2
   IST117Intro. to Microcomputer Software 3

Total Credits/Semester1512

Total credits for the Medical Practice Management Career Studies Certificate = 27.

These Medical Practice Management CSC course requirements were approved April 2001 and supersede the listings in the printed 2001-02 College Catalog.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (STD) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NVCC.

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