2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Medical Information Technology - Medical Billing Specialist Certificate


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PGM Code - 529D  

Program Description The Medical Information Technology (MIT) Certificate is an introductory program designed for those who seek entry-level employment in the medical office field, as well as those currently employed in the medical field who seek additional training. Medical Information Technology courses provide introductory study of medical careers, law/ethics, terminology, documentation, billing/coding, health care, and computer applications.

Employment opportunities for MIT Certificate graduates may be found in settings such as physician’s practices, medical clinics, surgical centers, hospitals, insurance companies, managed care organizations, long-term-care facilities, and home-health agencies. These settings provide a variety of administrative support positions including medical receptionist, patient registration clerk, medical records clerk, patient accounts representative, medical billing specialist, medical claims clerk, and insurance claims processor.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The Medical Billing Specialist Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 64 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information and Requirements – Cultural Diversity Requirement in the online academic catalog.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Medical Billing Certificate graduates may be eligible to transfer credits to an accredited Health Information Management degree program in Washington State. Contact an advisor for more information.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Kari Guedea | kari.guedea@edcc.edu | 425.640.1641
Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Kathie Richer | kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242

Department website
Business Information Technology | www.edcc.edu/bstec

Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment Information is available for this program.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (14-15 credits)


Communication Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Skills (4-5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (42 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills specific to the medical field to manage information and solve problems.
  • Apply medical concepts and terminology to assigned tasks.
  • Apply legal, ethical, and confidentiality concepts.

Note: Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites

Career Management Requirements (7-8 credits)


OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Note: These classes should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

Program Electives (select from the following to complete 64 credits)


Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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