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Office Technology

Office Technology

Wor-Wic offers one associate of applied science degree and two certificate programs.

The medical office assistant degree program is designed to prepare graduates for a wide variety of administrative positions. It prepares students for employment in the health care or medical insurance industry. In addition to general office skills, students are taught computer applications particular to the medical field, as well as medical terminology, records management and health information.

The health information technology and office assistant certificates are designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions or advancement in any of these fields. These programs offer an opportunity for students to learn the basic personal and technical skills needed to function in an office environment. The health information technology certificate program prepares students for medical records coding careers or other employment opportunities as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities that create or evaluate health records. Students are taught to interpret health record documents using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and procedures. Graduates can take the Certified Coding Associate and Certified Coding Specialist or Certified Coding Specialist -- Physician-Based examinations offered by the American Health Information Management Association. In addition to word processing, students in the office assistant certificate program receive training in other computer applications found in today’s office.

Intended Learning Goals

Graduates of these programs should be able to:
  1. Describe activities occurring within the basic functions of an office environment;
  2. Communicate in written and oral formats;
  3. Demonstrate competence in using office application software;
  4. Demonstrate competence in medical terminology; and
  5. Demonstrate office skills and knowledge in a workplace setting and exhibit professional behaviors as per the standards of the respective agency.

For additional information about the office technology program, contact Ron Dolch, Business Department Head.

Program Outlines

Gainful Employment Disclosures

52.0401 Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

In compliance with federal gainful employment disclosure requirements, Wor-Wic provides prospective students with program costs, potential occupations and other information related to certificate programs.

Office Technology Certificates

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