Medical Occupations-Clerical (MEOC)

MEOC 104 48 Hours Medical Terminology

Required course for Pharmacy Technician Certificate and Medical Assisting Certificate program, but also welcomes all students preparing for a variety of professional/paraprofessional careers in the medical field. Learn medical terms or strengthen prior knowledge. Offers basics of terminology, anatomy and diagnostics. (Apportionment)

MEOC 112 72 Hours Medical Insurance Billing - A Practical Approach to Medical Billing

Prerequisite(s): COMP 100 Introduction to Computers or MS 104 Introduction to Windows Operating System and keyboard competency of 30 wpm.

An overview of outpatient medical insurance billing in preparing students for entry-level positions. Students review theory and practice data entry for private, Blue Cross/BlueShield, Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, TRICARE/CHAMPUS and workers' compensation billing. CPT and ICD-9 coding covered. Medical billing software utilized in computer lab. Keyboarding experience advised. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 121 36 Hours Pharmacology I

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology.

Bring original certificate to first class. Equips students with the necessary beginning theoretical knowledge. Includes categorizing, differentiating between drug classifications and inventorying. Provides a basic knowledge and understanding of drug effects on the body. TITLE Pharmacology I Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 122 36 Hours Pharmacology II

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology.

Bring original certificate to first class. Provides a continuation of theoretical knowledge acquired in Pharmacology I. Includes categorizing, inventorying and differentiating between drug classifications. Equips students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of drug effects on the body. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 130 60 Hours Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

Course orients students to pharmacy practice and the work of pharmacy technicians. It covers pharmacy technician registration process and educational requirements, the role of the technician, duties and tasks technicians perform as regulated by pharmacy law, and the necessary abilities and skills for a successful career as a pharmacy technician. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 135 36 Hours Human Relations for Healthcare Workers

Covers basic communications skills with emphasis on health care. Includes non-verbal communication, group communication, conflict resolution, ethics in health communication, elements of intercultural communication, resume writing, job application and interviewing techniques. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 140 36 Hours Pharmaceutical Mathematics

A review of basic mathematics focusing on its application to common pharmaceutical calculations, abbreviations and units; how to interpret pharmaceutical documents using acquired pharmaceutical math knowledge. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 144 24 Hours Out - Patient Externship

This course is designed to give pharmacy technician students field work experience in an out-patient pharmacy. Students must complete the didactic portion of the program and the corresponding lab course prior to their field work experience. The program requires 120 hours of out-patient externship. (Externship)

MEOC 146 24 Hours In - Patient Externship

This course is designed to give pharmacy technician students field work experience in an in-patient pharmacy. Students must complete the didactic portion of the program and the corresponding lab course prior to their field work experience. The program requires 200 hours of in-patient externship. (Externship)

MEOC 205 36 Hours Introduction to Electronic Health Records(EHR)

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 210 Introduction of Computers for Health Care Workers and COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding or Keyboard competency of 30 wpm.

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. (Apportionment)

MEOC 210 48 Hours Introduction of 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. This course provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology for health care students. The course provides a comprehensive survery of the interconnections of information technology and health care. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 225 96 Hours Medical Coding - Introduction

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology.

This course covers the practical application of CPT-4 coding as well as both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding for correct reimbursement in the physician's office setting. Course instruction will also cover applying the student's knowledge of anatomical body systems and disease processes. The following anatomical and physiology concepts will be covered in this course: (a) integumetary system, (b) musculoskeletal system (c) respiratory system (d) cardiovascular system (e) hemic and lymphatic systems. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 227 96 Hours Medical Coding - Intermediate

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 225 Medical Coding - Introduction.

This course covers the practical application of CPT-4 coding as well as both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding for correct reimbursement in the physician office setting. Course instruction will also cover applying the student's knowledge of anatomical body systems and disease processes. The following anatomical body systems and disease processes concepts will be covered in this course: (a) urinary and male genital systems, (b) female genital and system, (c) general surgical, (d) medicine (e) radiology, and (f) pathology. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)