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WHY STUDY BUSINESS INFORMATION TECH AT NC?

Today’s businesses operate in a global economy and Business Information Technology professionals will have the opportunity to interact with customers and associates from all over the world via e-mail, audio and video conferencing, and even face-to-face meetings. These professionals are finding that technology and corporate restructuring have created jobs that are more skilled and more rewarding than ever before. They are moving into areas such as training, supervision, desktop publishing, information management and research, and negotiating with clients and vendors. These administrative professionals are assuming roles once reserved for managerial and professional staff members. Many opportunities await those who master technology, use their interpersonal and communication skills effectively, possess the ability to track and organize and be creative in solving problems, and show a willingness to learn, grow, and accept challenges.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.

 

Administrative Professional I Certificate (.pdf)
Administrative Professional II Certificate (.pdf)
Administrative Specialist for MSSLC Workers Certificate (.pdf)
Medical Front Office Professional Certificate (.pdf)
Advanced Medical Front Office Professional Certificate (.pdf)

Course Descriptions

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology

Study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties. 

 

HITT 2346 Advanced Medical Coding

Advanced concepts of ICD and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting. Prerequisite: POFM 1300. 

 

HPRS 1101 Introduction to Health Professions

An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care. 

 

HPRS 1102 Wellness & Health Promotion

An overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the lifespan. Focus is on attitude, development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. Through this study the student will define wellness and health promotion, explain personal, social, cultural, nutritional, and environmental components of wellness, correlate concepts of wellness and healthy lifestyle, and develop health promotion strategies.

 

HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology

A study of common medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application. Focus is on the ability to use medical references as resource tools.

 

HPRS 2232 Health Care Communication

Study of methods of communication with clients, client support groups, health care professionals, and external agencies.

 

HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology

Study of the pathology and general health management of disease and injuries across the lifespan. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. Note: MCDA 1302 will not substitute for this course.

 

HPRS 2321 Medical Law & Ethics for Health Professionals

Principles, procedures, and regulations governing the legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and health care professionals. Includes current ethical issues related to the various health care professions and patient confidentiality.

 

MDCA 1064 Field Experience – Medical/Clinical Asst

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employee, college, and student..

 

MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology

A study of anatomy and physiology with emphasis on human pathophysiology including etiology, prognosis, medical treatment, signs, and symptoms of common diseases of all body systems. Note: HPRS 2301 will not substitute for this course.

 

POFI 1301 Computer Applications I

Overview of computer applications (the Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel) including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software, applications, and procedures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: POFT 1127 or POFT 1329 

 

POFI 2401 Word Processing

Word processing software focusing on business applications. Prerequisite: POFT 1329, POFI 1301, or COSC 1301.

 

POFI 2431 Desktop Publishing

In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. Prerequisite: POFI 2401 or equivalent.

 

POFM 1300 Medical Coding Basics

Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems. Prerequisite: HITT 1305, MDCA 1302, basic keyboarding and computer skills.

 

POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications

Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems.

 

POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support

Instruction in medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, telephone communications, coding, billing, collecting, and third-party reimbursement. Prerequisite: HITT 1305 or equivalent.

 

POFM 1427 Medical Insurance

Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, patient relations, and legal ethical issues. Prerequisite: HITT 1305 or permission to enroll with department chair approval.

 

POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding

Skills development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy.

 

POFT 1301 Business English

Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.

 

POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation

Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and advancement.

 

POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology

Business math problem-solving skills using office technology.

 

POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

Skills development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents.

 

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence & Communications

Development of writing and presentation skills to help produce effective business communications. Prerequisite: POFT 1301.

 

POFT 2431 Administrative Project Solutions

Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Corsicana  |  Waxahachie  |  Midlothian  |  Fairfield  |  Online

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Business Information Technology (AAS)
60 credit hours
Administrative Professional I Certificate18 credit hours
Administrative Professional II Certificate32 credit hours
Administrative Specialist for MSSLC Workers Certificate19 credit hours
Healthcare Office Professional Certificate34 credit hours
Advanced Medical Front Office Professional34 credit hours
Marketable Skills Certificate11 credit hours

NEXT TERM: MINI-MESTER (3-WEEK) & SUMMER

April 16 - May 11Mini-Mester Registration | Payment due by May 11 at 5 p.m.
April 16 - June 1Summer Registration | Payment due by June 1 at 5 p.m.
May 14 (3-Week term)Classes start
June 4 (12-Week & 1st 6-Week terms)Classes start
July 11 (2nd 6-Week term)Classes start
DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573

Program Coordinator, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7565

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.