A. The prerequisite to ADSC1010 Keyboarding I is ADSC1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding.
B. The prerequisite to ADSC1021 Keyboarding II is ADSC1010 Keyboarding I.
Some courses may require an Accuplacer/ACT score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.
A documented keyboarding skill of 45 net words per minute on a five-minute timing is required for graduation from this program.
All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma, or certification must meet a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.
NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.
In this fast-growing health care field, the medical administrative assistant functions in physicians’ offices, health clinics, outpatient facilities, medical laboratories, hospitals, health insurance companies, medical supplies and equipment businesses, and pharmaceutical companies.
Job duties/skills may include the following: transcribing medical documents/reports, composing and processing correspondence, accounting payments and posting charges, coding of diagnoses and procedures, processing insurance claims, coordinating patient care, scheduling patient appointments, recording and relaying messages, maintaining various financial records, maintaining patient files, making calls for physicians and other healthcare personnel, arranging hospital admissions, scheduling surgeries, using automated record system to access, enter and edit patient information, and arranging physicians’ meetings and conferences.
Minnesota Law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a health care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health have a background study conducted by the state.