[A] The prerequisite to ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I is ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding.
Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.
Students are required to have an Accuplacer reading score of 78 or higher or appropriate test score for admittance to the program. If students do not achieve 78 or higher, they may take ATC READ0960 or ATC READ0900 achieving a C or higher for admittance to the program.
All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
In this fast-growing health care field, the medical receptionist functions in physicians’ offices, health clinics, outpatient facilities, medical laboratories, hospitals, health insurance companies, medical supplies and equipment businesses, and pharmaceutical companies.
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.
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, entering and editing patient information, and arranging physicians’ meetings and conferences.