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We offer 469 courses at Northwest Technical College. Select a subject below to get a listing of the courses in that subject. Click on a course to see the description and detailed information about the course. To see when these classes are available to take, please see the Current Class Schedule.

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Medical Secretary Courses

ADMM 2285


Credits: 2

Description: This course is designed to provide a purposeful occupational experience in Healthcare Administrative Specialist or Medical Coding career fields. Each internship is an individualized experience. A training plan is created in conjunction with the training site to provide experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the program. Prerequisite(s): Advisor approval


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  3. Demonstrate career/computation skills.
  4. Demonstrate technology skills.
  5. Demonstrate self-development skills.
  6. Demonstrate global/environmental perspective.


  1. Demonstrate initiative, punctuality, cooperation, professional image and courtesy.
  2. Apply professional ethics, telephone & communication procedures, time management and prioritizing techniques.
  3. Display effective work habits, dependability, professional interpersonal skills and harmonious working relationships.
  4. Follow written & oral instructions, utilize procedures manuals, accept constructive criticisim and maintain a positive attitude.
  5. Exhibit professional dress standards, enthusiasm and participate in employee functions.
  6. Recognize superiors, confidentiality needs, different management styles and make appropriate judgment decisions.
  7. Maintain a organized work area and other office duties as assigned.
  8. Prepare documents as needed using knowledge and computer software skills.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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