JCJC is offering Medical Office Terminology night classes

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-04-24 12:58:13

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Business and Office Technology program will begin offering one night class each semester in Medical Office Terminology and Coding, beginning this summer. These are credited classes and are part of the regular Health-Care Data Technology program that leads to an AAS degree. The class, BOT 1613 Medical Office Terminology I will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. beginning on May 28 through August 1.  
The Medical Office Terminology course is a study of medical language relating to the various body systems including diseases, physical conditions, procedures, clinical specialties and abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling and pronunciation. The three semester credit hour course costs $300 plus fees. For non-degree seeking students, this class and forthcoming classes could aid in studying for national certification exams offered through various health-care related professional organizations such as AHIMA, AAPC, AAMA, AAMT, in the areas of coding, medical assisting and transcription.
Students must apply for admission and meet admission requirements prior to registration. To apply for admission, prospective students must complete an application either on-line, or fax to the admissions office at 601-477-4258, or fill out an application in person. Prospective students must also request that a final high school transcript, GED score, and/or college transcripts be sent to JCJC. An ACT score is required for enrollment into certain classes.
Students can register for Medical Office Terminology by contacting the Student Success Center for an appointment for advisement and registration, or register on Monday, May 28, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Academic Support Building with the class starting at 6 p.m. that night.
Individuals who currently work in a medical setting and have knowledge of medical terminology can request to test out of the Medical Terms I and II class/classes and enroll in the coding classes.  The BOT 1623 Medical Office Terminology II will be offered in the fall semester.
These two courses are prerequisites for the 2653 ICD Coding, BOT 2643 CPT Coding, and BOT 2663 Advanced coding classes and will be available if there is a demand in the following semesters. For more information contact the instructor, Dianne Johnson at 601-477-4816 or the Business & Technology Division Chair, Dr. Charlotte Williams at 601-477-4140 for additional information. 


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