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Office Administration

 

Program Description

The program is designed for the purpose of preparing students to keep the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other health practitioners running smoothly.  Students learn to update and file patients' medical records, fill out insurance forms, arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services, answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping.  Work habits and attitude, as well as the ability to communicate effectively, are an integral part of the program. 


Topics

  • Advanced Keyboarding

  • Word Processing

  • Business Communications

  • Records/Information Management

  • Spreadsheet Software Applications

  • Health Information Management

  • Advanced Health Information Management

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Occupations I

  • Microcomputer Operating System

  • Medical Office Procedures

  • Special Projects

  • Financial Record Keeping

  • Medical Terminology

  • Intermediate Keyboarding

  • Office Internship

 

General Education Courses

  • English Composition I

  • Mathematical Applications

  • Mathematics of Finance

  • Fundamentals of Oral Communications

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

  • History, Social Behavioral Science

  • Microcomputer Applications

  • Orientation

 

Total Credit Hours
Medical Office Option - 68

 

Estimated Salary

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, executive secretaries and administrative assistants median annual salary for 2012 was $35,330.

 

Job Opportunities

Numerous job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave this very large occupation each year.  Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications. Employment for medical secretaries is projected to grow up to 36 percent or more through 2022.

 

Program Features

  • LBWCC features hands-on activities in real-world business scenarios

  • State-of-the-art computers

  • Industry-standard software - Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, and MediSoft

  • Introduction to medical insurance

Instructors

Joy Davis
(334) 493-5346

 

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.