Medical Office Assistant
Career Field: Health Care
Adult Career Pathway: Medical Office Assistant
Type: Bridge course
Prepares Students for:
- Success in earning a community college credential and a specially designed certificate locally recognized by employers (in Duluth, MN)
- Employment as a Medical Office Assistant
Target Student Population: TABE Math and Reading 6.0+; self-starters with positive performance and attendance in prerequisite courses
Access Curriculum: View Materials
Course Description: Prepares students to take a college-level certificate course. Students learn computer literacy skills, medical terms, reading skills for on the job, and career soft skills including communication, conflict resolution, problem solving skills, and reading a pay stub.
Duration: 3 hours/session, 2 sessions/week, 6 weeks = 36 hours; plus separate hours for TABE assessments
Curriculum Description: Includes scope and sequence, course objectives, standards alignment and teacher notes. Daily lesson folders include all worksheets, PowerPoints, vocabulary lists, links to YouTube videos, etc. A vocabulary quiz template/example allows instructor to choose most important/relevant terms to test. Also provided is an attendance tracking sheet and grade tracker. Teachers must have their own Northstar login information.
Curriculum Pluses: Well organized. All instructional materials included. Scope and sequence, plus objectives, provide useful overview and road map.
Curriculum Drawbacks: This bridge course was designed specifically for a locally-created college-level credential delivered by Lake Superior College and recognized by local employers. Materials may need to be modified for a different context.
Author: Linnea Lebens, Duluth Adult Education
Duluth Adult Education