2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: POFM 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Medical Administrative/ Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MDCA 1313, POFM 1317, POFM 1327 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


Course Number: POFM 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Medical Software Applications

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding and computer skills.
Course Description: Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Medical Administrative Support

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, telephone communications, coding, billing, collecting, and third party reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Insurance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations, and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: POFM 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Document Production

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Create, format and produce publishable documents in a health care setting. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.