The Office Technology programs offered through Trinity Valley Community College prepares students to work in office environment performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. Emphasis is placed on a hands-on approach to instruction in computer applications. In addition, other business skills such as business communications and principles of management prepare the student for real-world environments.
According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the overall employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is expected to grow 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides information on Office Assistant careers. This video was produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on all workforce careers available in the State of Texas.
A study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. Includes structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms.
MRMT 1307. Medical Transcription I. (3-2-4)
Fundamentals of medical transcription with hands-on experience in transcribing actual physician dictation including basic reports such as history and physicals, discharge summaries, consultations, operative reports, and other medical reports. Utilizes technology compatible with industry standards. Designed to develop speed and accuracy. Lab fee.
MRMT 2333. Medical Transcription II. (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: MRMT 1307
Transcription of medical reports with increasing speed and accuracy including history and physicals, consultations, discharge summaries, operative reports, and other medical reports. Lab fee.
POFM 1300. Basic Medical Coding. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313 – Medical Terminology.
Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines and conventions utilizing various coding systems.
POFM 1327. Medical Insurance. (3-3-0)
Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations and ethical issues.
POFM 1380. Coop Education Medical Admin/Exec Assistant & Medical Secretary. (3-1-20)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, approval of division chair. Must currently hold a job in the medical office field to earn credit, if not another medical office course may be substituted.
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines the classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Lab fee.
The BAAS transfer options provide opportunities for students who complete an AAS with TVCC to continue their education at a partnering university. By enrolling and completing online courses with the partnering university, TVCC’s AAS students are able to earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences (BAAS) degree that often is necessary for advancement into managerial and executive positions.