Medical Assisting

Certificate of Applied Science (C.A.S.)

Program Description

This one-year Certificate of Applied Science is available for Office Technology students or for students who have completed their first semester of prerequisites of the Nursing program. The first semester includes courses completed in either Office Technology or Nursing programs. The second semester includes Office Technology courses with a medical or office emphasis.

Program Outcomes

  •  Computer Competency: Students must have computer competency in basic Microsoft Office including skills in hardware, software, basic Windows, internet Word and Excel
  •  Communicate ideas in various venues including written and oral, using a variety of media
  •  Perform mathematical functions found in business
  •  Function on a team
  •  Apply critical thinking skills to make effective decisions and solve business problems creatively
  •  Perform keyboarding at a minimum of 25 wpm of a five minute timing with five or less errors and produce accurate business documents in proper format
  •  Exhibit professional ethics
  •  Obtain, organize, analyze, evaluate, and manage information
  •  Identify and compare opportunities for continuous professional development
  •  Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of office systems to at least two of the following areas:
    •  Professional Office Procedures
    •  Records Management
    •  Customer Service
    •  Medical Transcription
    •  Medical Coding

Advanced Degree Opportunity

  • A.A.S. Accounting Technology
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Advising / Staff

Barbara Yahvah - Accounting and Business Instructor
(406) 447-6963
barbara.yahvah@umhelena.edu

Betsy Hussey - Accounting and Business Instructor
(406) 447-6964
betsy.hussey@umhelena.edu

Robyn Kiesling - General Education and Transfer Division Chair
(406) 447-6930
robyn.kiesling@umhelena.edu

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Gainful Employment

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