POFM 1191 (1 Credit Hours) This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC
Special Topics in Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary This is a WECM Course Number. Course Description: The simulation provides the students with the opportunity to analyze situations unique to a medical office setting, make decisions related to those situations, as well as experience the daily duties and responsibilities associated with an entry-level medical front office position. The simulation requires students to perform a series of tasks using Medisoft, a practice management software. Each task is an application of the knowledge required in the medical office. Topics include patient records, patient transactions, appointments, and reports. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lab.)
POFM 1280 (2 Credit Hours) This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC
Cooperative Education-Medical Administrative/ Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary This is a WECM Course Number. 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.)
POFM 1300 (3 Credit Hours) This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC
Basic Medical Coding This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: MDCA 1313. Course Description: Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems. (3 Lec.)
POFM 1302 (3 Credit Hours) Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC
Medical Software Applications This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding and computer skills. Course Description: Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
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.)
POFM 1327 (3 Credit Hours) This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC
Medical Insurance This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: MDCA 1313. Course Description: Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations, and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)
POFM 1370 (3 Credit Hours) This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC
Medical Records Management This is a Local Need Course Number. Course Description: The course is designed to provide a practical bridge to span the gap between how medical records have been kept for the past centuries and how they are kept in today's electronic world. The practical, hands-on experience uses a popular electronic health records software that is used by a wide range of medical specialties and health-care professionals. Topics include electronic patient charts; office visits; clinical tools, such as creating a patient instruction sheet; electronic templates; and electronic bulletin boards and messages. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education 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.
Richland College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Richland College.
Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression.