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Health Careers Education
HL00517
Medical Assisting Applications (FY2012)
75.00
"Students demonstrate proficiency in microcomputer word processing software applied to the medical office to create, modify, store, retrieve, and print documents. This course is an introduction and overview with an emphasis on learning and applying the mechanics of common software for medical office correspondence."
Lara Skaggs
lskag@okcareertech.org
405 742 5106
Computer keyboarding: high school course or college course, or typing test at 20 words per minute using proper finger placement with 5 or less errors.
Course Objectives are:
1. Demonstrate the ability to use word processing software to create the commonly used medical documents found in a doctor’s office.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use word processing software to modify, spell check, save and print medical documents found in a doctor’s office.
3. Demonstrate file management by making directories, properly naming medical documents and saving documents in an organized and easily retrievable manner.
4. Demonstrate the ability to insert a table into a document and organize data appropriately.
5. Demonstrate the ability to develop medical correspondence between medical office personnel and patients.
6. Demonstrate the ability to develop medical correspondence between medical office personnel and other professionals.
7. Demonstrate the ability to use the Gregg Reference manual and other resources.


Unit exams. Production work of medical reports, forms and medical correspondence. Skill check-offs on medical reports, forms, and correspondence that is common in a physician’s office.
Competencies are aligned and validated by industry (advisory committees) according to job tasks/requirements for MA positions. Aligned with CRB-AAMA entry-level competencies for the Medical Assistant.

This course replaces Beginning Word Processing Applications (BWPA) with a course that will teach word processing by keying medical reports, forms and correspondence that is relevant to the physician’s office. Rationale to OCCC Curriculum Committee: The course instructor must have a working knowledge of microcomputer word processing software. Instructors must be capable of using a word processing software package to create, modify, store, retrieve, and print documents. Knowledge of properly formatting medical office correspondence. Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) co-enrollment agreement has changed its policy for instructors of Business courses. They are now required to have an earned Masters in Business (or equivalent) to teach BWPA. The current Medical Assisting instructors in the greater OKC Technology centers are no longer qualified to teach the BWPA course for OCCC college credit.
“Microsoft Office Word 2007 for Medical Professionals” Duffy & Cram, Thompson, 2010
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Medical Assisting (FY2011)