Medical Occupations (MEDO)

MEDO 105 48 Hours Medical Terminology

This course introduces students to medical terminology in preparation for careers in the medical field. It covers the study of the basic elements of medical terms and the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It also covers different pathological conditions and procedures for their treatment. (Apportionment)

MEDO 115 36 Hours Medical Assisting: Front Office

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 260 Introduction of Medical Assisting and COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

This course introduces students to medical office procedures in preparation for entry-level positions in the front office or reception area of a medical facility. These include medical data entry. Students review reception techniques, patient records and insurance forms. Keyboarding experience advised. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 118 8 Hours California Child Care: CPR and First Aid

This 8-hour course teaches individuals to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, pediatric first aid and injury prevention. Upon successful completion, students will receive an Adult, Infant, Child CPR certificate valid for 1-year and a CA Child Care First Aid certificate valid for 2-years. This class meets CA EMSA requirements of daycare providers. $75 fee includes class textbooks and two (2) laminated skills cards. (Fee-Based)

MEDO 125 1 Hour Pharmacy Technician Educational Planning

Orientation and assessment to and for the NOCE Pharmacy Technician certificate program, overview of occupational options. Assess math skill level for referral to basic skills support to assist with successful completion of pharmacy tech courses, overview in general of NOCE student services. (Orientation)

MEDO 166 36 Hours Physical Therapy Aide

Equips the motivated student to function safely and efficiently as a Physical Therapy Aide or Restorative Aide in a hospital, convalescent hospital or home setting. Certificate of Completion to those meeting requirements. (Apportionment)

MEDO 202 36 Hours Activity Leader Healthcare

Provides basic training in planning and directing activity programs (fieldwork arranged). (Apportionment)

MEDO 220 48 Hours Out-Patient Lab for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology; (or MEOC 110 Medical Terminology II); MEDO 230 Pharmacy Operations Lab; MEOC 121 Pharmacology I; MEOC 122 Pharmacology II; MEOC 130 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician; MEOC 140 Pharmaceutical Mathematics; Keyboarding Proficiency score of 30 or above OR passing grade in COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

The practical lab class is designed to prepare the student for an externship at neighboring pharmacies. Upon completion of the lab classes, the student should be able to step into an out-patient pharmacy and begin working with minimal additional training. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEDO 221 48 Hours In-Patient Lab for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 230 Pharmacy Operations Lab; MEOC 121 Pharmacology I; MEOC 122 Pharmacology II; MEOC 140 Pharmaceutical Mathematics; Keyboarding Proficiency score of 30 or above OR passing grade in COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

The practical lab class is designed to prepare the student for an externship at neighboring pharmacies. Upon completion of the lab classes, the student should be able to step into an in-patient pharmacy and begin working with minimal additional training. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 230 36 Hours Pharmacy Operations Lab

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 130 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician and Keyboarding score of 30 or above or passing grade in COMP 685 - Beginning Keyboarding or Keyboarding Challenge Exam with a pass rate of 30 net words a minute.

This course introduces students to the operations of a pharmacy. It provides them with a working knowledge of the structural, functional, business and inter-relational aspect of pharmacy as part of the health care system. Through hands-on instruction, students develop the entry-level skills needed to assist in a pharmacy operation. (Apportionment)

MEDO 235 80 Hours Medical Assisting: Back Office Procedures I

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology and MEDO 260 Introduction to Medical Assisting.

This course introduces students to the back office, clinical duties of the medical assistant. It is designed to develop the necessary skills for performing exam room procedures, including medical asepsis and infection control; patient intake; vital signs; and assisting with physical examination. Specialty exams and electrocardiograph procedure are also covered. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 240 80 Hours Medical Assisting: Back Office Procedures II

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 235 Medical Assisting Back Office I.

This course develops the necessary skills for the back office. Students review assisting physicians with minor surgical procedures, pharmacology, laboratory procedures, nutrition, patient education, diagnostic imaging, and urgent care and emergency procedures. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 250 24 Hours Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

This program is designed for a wide variety of health care professionals including medical assistants, nurses, and doctors. This course will help participants connect and communicate with Spanish speaking patients to treat illness and injury and process medical transactions efficiently. (Fee-Based)

MEDO 255 30 Hours Introduction to Phlebotomy Procedures

Advisory: MEOC 104 Medical Terminology This course provides an introduction to the basic skills of phlebotomy through in-class instruction and hands-on practice.

Students will learn venipuncture and capillary collection punctures, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen regulations, equipment selection, and blood processing. This class does not meet requirements for state certification for phlebotomists. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 260 48 Hours Introduction to Medical Assisting

This course is an introduction to the medical assisting profession and career opportunities. Topics covered include personal characteristics, professional responsibilities, ethical behavior, health care settings, medical law, and therapeutic communication skills. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 265 10 Hours BLS for Healthcare Professionals

The American heart Association designed this course to prepare healthcare professionals to recognize life-threatening emergencies and to provide CPR and Firt Aid effectively. Upon successful completion students receive a 2-year CPR certification and a 2-year First Aid certification. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 270 1 Hour Medical Assisting Educational Planning

Orientation and assessment to and for the NOCE medical assisting certificate program, overview of occupational options. Review skill level for referral to basic skills support to assist with successful completion of medical assisting courses, overview in general of NOCE student services. (Orientation)

MEDO 275 36 Hours Medical Assistant Work Experience Part 1

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 115 Medical Assisting: Front Office Procedures; and MEDO 235 Medical Assisting: Back Office Procedures I; and MEDO 240 Medical Assisting: Back Office Procedures II; and Achievement of 30 wpm Keyboard Competency; and COMP 100 Introduction to Computers; or MS 104 Introduction to Windows.

This course provides students with work experience related to administrative and/or clinical medical assisting. Students will meet with the instructor for two hours per week in addition to completing 140 hours of externship in an approved facility. Class topics include portfolio development and externship performance. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 280 36 Hours Medical Assistant Work Experience Part 2

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 275 Medical Assisting Work Experience I.

This course provides students who successfully completed Medical Assisting Work Experience I with an additional 140 hours of externship to complete training in both administrative and clinical competencies. Students will meet with the instructor for two hours per week. Class topics include portfolio development, workplace professionalism, and externship performance. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 285 36 Hours Introduction to Electronic Health Records(EHR)

Prerequisite(s): COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding or Keyboarding Proficiency score of 30 or above; MEDO 315 Intro to Computer Health Care.

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of working with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Students will learn and exercise the practical use of EHR in administrative roles within the allied health field. Topics covered include: the history of EHR, EHR standards, patient charts, and EHR regulations. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 290 18 Hours Math For Medical Assistants

This course is designed to provide the medical assistant with the mathematical skills necessary to calculate, prepare, and administer drugs safely and confidently in an ambulatory medical setting. (Fee-Based)

MEDO 295 9 Hours National Certified Medical Assistant Exam Prep

This course is designed to assist in preparing for the NCCT National Certified Medical Assistant Exam (NCMA). A comprehensive review of topics related to administrative and clinical medical assisting procedures will be provided. The course also includes valuable practice tests and test-taking strategies. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 300 72 Hours Medical Coding Basics I

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology.

Students will learn techniques of accurate coding of physician services, gain experience in correct application of CPT, level II coding, and ICD-9- CM/ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services through lecture and lab. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 302 48 Hours Medical Coding Basics II

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 300 Medical Coding Basics.

This course covers the practical application of CPT coding and coding appropriately for correct reimbursement in physician office settings. Topics covered include assigning the correct diagnosis, procedure, and supply code for a variety of clinical cases and services. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 305 8 Hours Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid

This 8-hour course teaches individuals to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, pediatric first aid and injury prevention. Upon successful completion, students will receive an Adult, Infant, Child CPR and Pediatric First Aid certificate valid for 2-years. This class meets California requirements for daycare providers. (Fee-Based)

MEDO 307 77 Hours Personal Care Aide

This class will prepare the student to provide or support activities of daily living, personal care, and homemaker services to elderly and disabled individuals needing assistance to remain safely and independently in their own home or in an assisted living facility. Upon successful completion students receive a certificate of completion. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 310 36 Hours Medical Assistant Skills Open Lab

Corequisite(s): MEDO 235 Back Office Procedures I.

This open-entry, open-exit course is designed for medical assistant students to practice clinical skills and procedures. (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 315 48 Hours Introduction to Computers for Health Care Workers

Prerequisite(s): COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding or Typing 30 words per minute.

This course is an introduction to computers for individuals entering the health care field. Introduction to Computers for Health Care Workers provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology for health care students. The course provides a comprehensive survey of the interconnections of information technology and health care. Textbook Required (Grant-Funded)

MEDO 316 24 Hours In-Patient Externship for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 220 Out-Patient Lab: Pharmacy Technician; MEOC 135 Human Relations for Health Care Workers; and MEDO 221 In-Patient Lab Pharmacy Technician.

This course is designed to provide pharmacy technician students with field experience in an in-patient pharmacy setting. It requires weekly class meetings plus 200 hours of externship in an approved and contracted pharmacy. Class topics include portfolio development, job search, professionalism, current issues in pharmacy, and work performance. (Apportionment)

MEDO 317 24 Hours Out-Patient Externship for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 220 Out-Patient Lab: Pharmacy Technician; MEOC 135 Human Relations for Health Care Workers; and MEDO 221 In-Patient Lab: Pharmacy Technician.

This course is designed to provide pharmacy technician students with field experience in an out-patient/retail pharmacy setting. It requires weekly class meetings plus 120 hours of externship in an approved pharmacy. Class topics include portfolio development, job search, professionalism, current issues in pharmacy, and work performance. (Apportionment)