This program prepares students to work in a variety of law-related fields. Specialized legal courses include Civil Procedures, Family Law and Criminal Law. Exposure to basic legal concepts is accomplished through courses in Transactional Law and Legal Editing & Proofreading. Students also take a variety of general administrative courses covering software applications, keyboarding and communications.
This program prepares students to work in a variety of positions in the medical field. Some of the specialized medical courses include medical office procedures, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Students also complete various communications courses, and students will become proficient in current software applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.
The Medical Coding Specialist prepares students to assume an entry-level position as a medical coder in an acute care hospital, clinic or physician’s office. Medical coding specialists play a vital role in the health care industry. Students gain knowledge in electronic health record software systems and in the legal and managerial aspects of health information. Other duties include coding diagnoses, processing reimbursements, managing release of medical information, maintaining quality assurance, and protecting patient data privacy.