|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG09 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual and Society||From Area 2||3|
|World View||From Area 3||3|
|Quantitative Thought||From Area 4||3||MAT097 or placement|
|Science and Technology||From Area 5||4|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|Technology on the Move||OIM199 satisfies LCS requirement||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement; pre/co-req OIM103|
|Applications/Concepts||CIT110||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Medical Terminology||NHP180-see note*||3|
|Medical Information Management||OIM190||3||Pre/co-req OIM103|
|Records and Information Management||OIM106||3||CIT110 or CIT133|
|MS Word II||OIM112||3||OIM103 and CIT110 or Chair approval|
|Administrative Business Communication I||OIM132||3||ENG095 or placement|
|Introduction to Physicians’ Billing||OIM200||3||Pre/co-req NHP180-see note*|
|Administrative Technology and Procedures||OIM115||3||Pre/co-reqs OIM103 and CIT110|
|Principles of Internet and Information Security||CIT118||3||CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval|
|Database Design with MS Access or Collaboration, Communication, and Integrating||CIT128 or CIT250||3||CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval; CIT110 or CIT113 or Chair approval|
|Administrative Business Communication II||OIM232 (see note)**||Fall||3||OIM132 and Pre/co-reqs OIM106 and OIM112 and OIM115 or Chair approval|
|Office and Information Management Internship||OIM299||Spring||3||Pre/co-req all core courses or Chair approval|
OIM103 is a prerequisite or co-requisite to program, which should be taken prior to or during the first semester. An exemption exam is available through the Center for Self-Directed Learning (H-165) for students who type 40 words per minute or more with accuracy and know MS Word and document format.
*Note: NHP180 course description is found under Surgical Technology
**Note: OIM232 Administrative Business Communication I must be taken during the fall semester prior to enrolling in OIM299 and requires Chair approval.
The Office and Information Management Department’s mission is to provide industry-identified knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare students for entry-level careers within office administration and/or medical office administration fields. For individuals already employed within these fields, professional development can be obtained through the more advanced courses. In addition, transfer to four-year programs is possible. The Department offers a capstone internship program for all degree students.
The Medical Information Management Option prepares students to work as professionals within a medical office environment. The option prepares students in basic medical terminology, which is then applied using MediSoft computer applications, a patient accounting software package. It also prepares students in third-party billing and coding. Students participate in an internship in a medical office setting during their last spring semester to reinforce skills learned.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Medical Information Management Option, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this option qualify for job opportunities in physicians’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, HMOs, community health agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Students also qualify for jobs in large corporations that provide on-site health services, engage in medical research, or produce medical products. Graduates qualify for entry-level positions such as medical receptionists, medical records management specialists, medical office managers, patient service representatives, and medical administrative assistants. Students also may qualify for at-home opportunities as medical transcriptionists.