2011-2012 Catalog 
    
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Medical Information Technology Certificate


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See program requirement sheet. 

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, healthcare, 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.

Credit/Grade Requirements The Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 44 credits as outlined; the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate, a minimum of 44 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.

Medical Billing Specialist 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.

Recommended: HIV/AIDS and CPR Certification.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

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, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Advisers  
Gisela Dicklin gdicklin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1504
Kim Haines kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Jackie Kulbel jkulbel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1051
Teri Odegard todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242
   
Department website
www.edcc.edu/bstec
   
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore
   

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

PGM Code – 529D, 565G
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate (44 credits)


I. Program Requirements (34 credits):


II. Career Management Skills (7 credits):


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

Certificate Outcomes


Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems
  • Apply medical concepts and terminology skills to assigned tasks. Apply legal, ethical, and confidentiality concepts.
  • Communicate medical information effectively using a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present themselves positively in a job interview.

Medical Billing Specialist Certificate (44 credits)


I. Program Requirements (37 credits):


II. Career Management Skills (7 credits):


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

Certificate Outcomes


Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Communicate medical information effectively using a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present themselves positively in a job interview.
  • Code diagnoses and medical procedures with numeric or alpha-numeric codes. Apply legal, ethical, and confidentiality concepts. Apply medical concepts and terminology skills to assigned tasks.

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