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Medical Administrative Specialist I
Course Description

 Welcome Incoming JuniorsTo CVCC!!!

I am looking forward to having a great year! 

Lisa R. Clements, Instructor
Revised, 05/2017

This course focuses on the development and use of a working medical vocabulary. Topics include business relationships, compliance, symbols and abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes, and business practices.Students will use medical terminology for transcription, coding, and related medical management processes. Students will also focus on operation of a medical office and office-related skills. Students will take a 30-hour online course on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
This is the first course specific to the Business and Administrative Services career field. It introduces students to the specializations offered in Business and Administrative Services. Students will obtain fundamental knowledge and skills in general management, human resources management, operations management, business informatics and office management. They will acquire knowledge of business operations, business relationships, resource management, process management and financial principles. Students will use technological tools and applications to develop business insights.
Health Informatics Curriculum:
The Health Informatics curriculum was developed by the Department of Education's Health Informatics Curriculum panel and will be used as a supplement to the MAS program.  This curriculum will consist of intensive instruction and students will be given several projects to complete throughout the year focusing on solutions to medical and healthcare problems.  This curriculum incorporates math, literacy, and science into each project.
MS Office Suite - Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant - National Healthcare Association - New
This program focuses on preparing students for entry-level positions in a medical facility.
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Medical terminology
Medical office procedures
Introduction to Health Informatics
Medical Practice Management software - SimChart for the Medical Office
Introduction Medical billing/coding - ICD10
Medical laws and ethics
Electronic Medical records - Practice Partner Software and SimChart
Word processing
Presentation software
E-mail and calendar functions
Desktop publishing
Business Communications
Human Relations skills
Information filing and retrieval
Data Entry
Internet Navigation
Business Ethics
Leadership skills
Employability skills
Work ethic
Following directions
Communication skills
Proper attire
Students also have the opportunity to participate in Business Professionals of America which is a student led organization designed to allow students to complete with other students in their chosen field on industry standard tests.  Students may participate at the Regional, State, and National levels. Go to for more information.
Grades will be determined by the following criteria:
Participation/Employability                        15% (includes wearing uniform)
Competency Attainment/Projects              50%
Tests and Quizzes                                     35%


A student should always be in class unless he/she has an extreme illness or a family emergency.  As this classroom is a simulation of a real office each student (employee) has daily responsibilities, consistent attendance is very important.

If an student is absent, he/she is responsible for any missed information.  He/she must meet with another student or Mrs. Clements to get any materials or training missed.  Lateness cannot be tolerated by employers.  Therefore, students in this program need to develop the habit of arriving to work (class) on time and being prepared to start work immediately.

If you are consistently absent, it WILL AFFECT YOUR GRADE.

This program is a great opportunity.  Your success and the number of Certifications you earn is totally up to you.

Supplies List
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notecards
  • Notebook for notes
  • Uniform (Scrubs -Black bottoms and Turquoise (scrub tops for Girls), All Black or Turquoise Scrubs for Boys or same as girls.
  • The Uniform Guy will be here on the following days to fit you with scrubs:
  •    June 28 & 29 and July 12 & 13.
  • Shoes - students may wear tennis shoes, nurses shoes or other closed toe shoes, however, they are not permitted to wear sandals, flip flops, or any boots including Uggs. Participation points will be deducted from Employability grade each time students wear unpermitted items.
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MAS/English 11
Class Schedule

MAS - 7:45 - 8:30
ENGLISH 11 - 9:15 - 10:00
MAS - 10:00 - 10:45
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(440) 526-5200
8001 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141
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