Unit Secretary, TCC (US11) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Thomasville, Bainbridge

The Unit Secretary Technical Certificate of Credit provides training in medical terminology, keyboarding, computer usage, and English skills. Students learn to function in the center of the communication hub found in a hospital unit. Desirable traits of a unit secretary include strong communication skills, flexibility, professionalism, and responsibility.

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Unit Secretary, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 21 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program

Cost
Books: $474.91
Fees: $345.00
Tuition: $900.00
Total: $1,719.91
Books: $436.47
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,200.00
Total: $1,937.47
Curriculum Outline (21 hours)
1: Occupational Courses 21
ALHS 1040

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens.

3
BUSN 1440

Pre-requisite(s): Demonstrated ability to key at least 25 wpm on a 3-minute timing with no more than 3 errors. Pre/Co-requisite(s): COMP 1000 Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

4
BUSN 2320

Pre-requisite(s): BUSN 1440, (BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090), (BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1011), ENGL 1010 Provides experience in medical machine transcription working with the most frequently used medical reports. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, and pronunciation.

4
BUSN 2340

Pre-requisite(s): (BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090), (BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1011), COMP 1000 Co-requisite(s): BUSN 1440 Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical office. Introduces the knowledge and skills of procedures for billing purposes. Introduces the basic concept of medical administrative assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical administrative assistants role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical administrative assisting, medical law, ethics, patient relations/human relations, physician-patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard or computerized accounting, health insurance, transcription of medical documents, and billing/collection.

4
BUSN 2380

Pre-requisite(s): Must be in the last semester of the program. Provides student work experience in a medical office environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

4
and one of the following (2 Hours) 2
BUSN 2300

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Introduces the basic spelling and pronunciation of medical terms, and the use of these terms as they relate to anatomy, treatment, surgery, and drugs. Topics include: word analysis, word elements, spelling, pronunciation, and semantics.

2
ALHS 1090

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

2
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