JCJC is offering Medical Office Terminology I night class for fall

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-06-28 06:54:50

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Business and Office Technology program will be offering Medical Office Terminology I this fall. This is a credited class and is part of the regular Health-Care Data Technology program that leads to an AAS degree. The Medical Office Terminology I class will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. beginning on August 20.
The three semester credit hour course, Medical Office Terminology I 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. 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 I by contacting the Student Success Center for an appointment for advisement and registration, or register on Thursday August 15, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Academic Support Building.
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 spring 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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