Associate in Science Degree

Information Technology Program – Administrative Assistant Concentration – Medical Track

Administrative Assistant Concentration Overview

Students in the Administrative Assistant concentration acquire a wide range of computer, communication, and organizational skills that prepare them for support positions in a modern office setting. Students enrolled in this concentration choose from the General or Medical tracks.

Administrative Assistant Concentration Overview – Medical Track

Students gain an understanding of medical procedures, medical terminology, and a conceptual and practical understanding of a computerized office environment in a medical setting. Students progress from basic keyboarding and word processing to advanced information processing and office procedures.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101   3
COM103 (or)
Human Communication (or)
Critical Reading and Thinking

COM103 Human Communication

This course fosters and improves competence in intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and public communication situations. Students demonstrate skills necessary to communicate effectively through exercises and presentations that reflect practical, real-world situations. The purpose of the course is to improve the student's skill in communication by providing relevant knowledge and opportunity to apply that knowledge.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

ENL108 Critical Reading and Thinking

This course guides students enhance their comprehension of written, spoken, and visual information by improving their critical thinking abilities. Through practicing habits of mind to strengthen analytical and reasoning skills, students learn to form well-supported arguments, draw thoughtful conclusions, make responsible decisions, and transfer acquired skills to their academic, professional, and personal life.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring

Note: Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement.

GIT110 M 3
BUS100   3
GIT101 M
Typing I

Students learn to master the computer keyboard, develop speed and accuracy, and prepare basic business documents.

Prerequisite: None

Offered: Fall, Spring

Note: If this course is waived, it must be replaced with a Business elective – any course with an ACC, BIT, BUS, CUL, ECO, ENT, GIT, HRM or MKT designation.

Second Semester Credits
ACC111 (or)
Accounting I with Computer Applications (or)
Financial Accounting

ACC111 Accounting I with Computer Application

Introduction to the accounting cycle: recording transactions, posting to ledgers, preparing work sheets and financial statements. Includes: special journals, inventory valuation, receivables, payables and interest on notes. A hands-on introduction to computerized accounting solving selected problems using general ledger software including QuickBooks. This is the first course of a two-course series (ACC111 and ACC112) intended for A.S. Business Administration concentrations covering the topics of Financial Accounting.

Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025) and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Fall, Spring

ACC201 Financial Accounting

Students learn principles of financial accounting with emphasis on service and merchandising businesses. Topics include: the accounting cycle, recording transactions, adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements, inventory valuation, depreciation methods, disposal of assets, receivables, liabilities, investments, and interpreting financial statements of proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. This is a transfer level course in Financial Accounting intended for the Associate in Arts student.

Prerequisite: (BUS100 or HRM140) and GIT110 and (MAT030 or MAT035) and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIT103 M 3
BIO105   4
PSY101   3
GIT220 M 3
Third Semester Credits
BUS102   3
BIT207   3
GIT150   3
BUS120   3
  M Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning or
Natural or Physical Science
3/4 or
Fourth Semester Credits
BIT202 (or)
Standard Office Procedures (or)
Information Technology Cooperative Work Experience

BIT202 Standard Office Procedures

Students develop the concepts and skills needed to function effectively in an administrative assistant position. The course includes the following: human relations; customer service; communication services; meetings, minutes, and agendas; travel arrangements and itineraries; financial statements and reports; professionalism, machine transcription; and resumes and interview techniques.

Prerequisite: GIT110

Offered: Spring

BIT261 Information Technology Cooperative Work Experience

The student works in an information systems office for 150 hours to gain practical training in one of the varied aspects of information technology. All students in Information Technology tracks are encouraged to take a cooperative work experience. Limited to students enrolled in the Information Technology program.

Prerequisite: at least 2 semesters of Business and IT courses and/or comparable practical experience. Permission of IT Coordinator

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

BIT203   3
Information Technology Elective

Any course with a BIT, GIT or CSC designation or HSC104.

    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Business Elective

Any course with an ACC, BIT, BUS, CUL, ECO, ENT, GIT, HRM or MKT designation.

Total Credits 61/62

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Career Outlook

Students completing the Medical Administrative Assistant track are prepared to provide administrative support in a variety of medical office and allied health services environments.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Information Technology Program – Administrative Assistant Concentration – Medical Track, students are able to: