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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Certificate

16

1 Semester

 

The office assistant plays a supportive role in the function of any successful business. Often this position involves key responsibilities in the daily success of the enterprise. A student has the capability of studying for a certificate in Medical Office Support, Legal Support, and Administrative Support. This 16-hour certificate is considered an entry level position and will afford the opportunity for the student to gain experience while continuing to pursue further educational opportunities.

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

advising@neosho.edu

(620)432-0311

Program Coordinator

Jim Halstead

Office: (620)432-0306

jhalstead@neosho.edu

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Required Courses for All Office Assistant Students
 

 

 

Credit Hours

OTEC 108

Career Life Skills

1

OTEC 101/102

Keyboarding I or Keyboarding II

3

BUSI 106

Business Math

3

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

3

Additional Required Courses

Medical Office Support Option

ALMA 110

Medical Professional Issues

2

ALMA 120

Medical Administrative Aspects

4

Legal Support Option

BUSI 118

Business Communications

3

CRIM 122

Criminal Law

3

 Administrative Support Option

OTEC 102/107

Keyboarding II or Office Systems and Procedures

3

BUSI 118

Business Communication

3

 

Total Certificate Credits  

 

16

Recommended Electives

Should a student have transferable college credit that includes any of the above classes, the student may substitute any of the following for the specific certificate option:

Medical Office Support Option

ALHE 105

Medical Terminology

3

ALMT 135

Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription I

6

ALHT 110

Intro to Health Information Technology

3

ALHT 210

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

3

OTEC 102

Keyboarding II

3

OTEC 107

Office Systems and Procedures

3

COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication

3

MGMK 135

Human Relations and Supervision

3

Legal Support Option

ALHT 210

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

3

OTEC 102

Keyboarding II

3

OTEC 107

Office Systems and Procedures

3

BUSI 114

Business Law

3

COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication

3

CRIM 126

Interviewing and Report Writing

3

CRIM 123

Criminal Investigation

3

MGMK 135

Human Relations and Supervision

3

Administrative Support Option

OTEC 102

Keyboarding II

3

COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication

3

MGMK 135

Human Relations and Supervision

3

CSIS 101

Microcomputer Applications I

3

Note: 16-hour certificates in specific options may require additional courses.

 

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the use of basic office machines.
  2. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  3. Utilize computer application software.