• The medical office program is designed for 1265 clock hours over a ten-month period. We divide the curriculum into two semesters. Courses include the following:

    Semester I:

    Medical Terminology – Through the study of medical terminology, the student will be introduced to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words, and medical terms associated with the human body utilizing a systems approach.

    Business Computer Applications I - This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Word Office Specialist Exam and for the Microsoft PowerPoint Office Specialist Exam. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Accounting I - This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as the basic principles, concepts and practices of the accounting cycle. Journalizing, posting and analyzing of financial statements as well as banking and payroll procedures are included. The importance of ethics and confidentiality, as well as, an introduction to careers and types of business ownership are incorporated. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Business Communications - This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as developing personal and employability skills, managing records, processing mail, communicating duties, keeping financial records, applying computing, accounting, and data skills, processing business correspondence, operating office equipment, using management skills and completing office support activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Business Computer Applications II - This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Excel Office Specialist Exam and for the Microsoft Access Office Specialist Exam. Students utilize problem solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Semester 2:

    Electronic Health Record Specialist – The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Education/Business and Marketing or Health Science Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of computerized medical office software knowledge and skills necessary in the medical field. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Healthcare Documentation - This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as the elements of medical office management knowledge and skills necessary in the business and marketing field. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Workbased Practicum - This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as the elements of basic work knowledge and skills necessary to participate in a workplace practicum in the business and marketing field. This course is recommended as an Elective in the Accounting, Administrative and Business Support, Legal Office and Medical Office Programs of Study. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

    Students must also select one of the following options, which are completed as evening stand-alone courses, but may elect to complete both courses.

    EKG Technician - Upon successful completion of this course, students will master competencies consistent in the areas of ECG Technician. Students will demonstrate knowledge of administering ECGs, stress tests, halter/ambulatory monitoring. Students will learn the anatomy of the heart and a basic understanding of heart rhythms. After successful completion of this course students may acquire a certification as an EKG Technician. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction.

    Phlebotomy Technician - This course provides instruction in Phlebotomy. Phlebotomists draw blood from patients in hospitals, blood centers, or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes. Students will learn the anatomy of the vascular system as well as perform basic phlebotomy procedures. Students will evaluate patients for ability to withstand venipuncture procedure, be able to explain the venipuncture procedure and answer patient questions. Students will demonstrate basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels on patients; prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards. After successful completion of this course students may acquire a certification as a Phlebotomy Technician. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction.

    Students who elect to take both EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician, and who pass certification exams in both of these courses as well as the CMAA exam from the medical office program, may challenge the MA exam.