NVCC 1998-1999 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: The career studies certificate in Medical Office Assisting: Office Management is designed to prepare personnel to perform office management functions in physicians' offices and clinics. Some examples of these functions include scheduling appointments, maintaining health records, responding to requests for information, coding clinical data, and completing health insurance forms. The curriculum includes learning experiences in on-campus laboratories and clinical affiliates.

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 biology and chemistry; have obtained a score of 81 or better on the reading section of the English placement test; have obtained a score of 85 or better on the writing section of the English placement test; and hold CPR-A certification.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   AST117Keyboarding for Computer Usage1
   ENG111College Composition I or
   SPD110 Intro. to Speech Comm.3
   HLT141Intro. to Medical Terminology2
   HLT198Consumer Pharmacology1
   MDA100Intro. to Medical Assisting2
   NAS150Human Biology4
   HIT190Coordinated Practice 2
   HIT195Topics In: Admin. Procedures I 3
   HIT195Topics In: Admin. Procedures II 3

Total Credits/Semester138

Total credits for the Medical Office Assisting: Office Management Career Studies Certificate = 21.

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