Vance-Granville Community College is offering information sessions for the Medical Office Administration and the Office Administration programs through Nov. 15.
Those interested in the two programs for career opportunities can attend their choice of five sessions to get overviews of the programs, discover work-based learning and volunteer opportunities, and learn about the prospects for employment in the fields.
Those interested in the two curriculum programs can choose from among these five information sessions:
Main Campus: Thursday, Oct. 25, noon, Building 8, Conference Room;
Main Campus: Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Building 9, Civic Center, Seminar Room 2;
Franklin Campus: Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Franklin Campus, Room F1210;
South Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Room G1131; and
Warren Campus: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Seminar Room, Room W4103.
The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other healthcare-related offices. Course work includes medical terminology, computer information systems, office procedures, medical coding, medical billing and insurance, legal and ethical issues, and electronic health records. Students learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.
For graduates with this degree, employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare-related organizations.
VGCC also offers three certificates including the Medical Coding Specialist certificate. Medical coding is the process of reviewing patients’ written medical records and converting them into an alphanumeric language, primarily in order to submit a bill for services or supplies to an insurance company for payment.
The Office Administration curriculum offers an associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate options and prepares individuals for employee in administrative support careers outside the healthcare field. Office Administration equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace. Students take courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics.
Graduates of Office Administration should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, education, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.
Prospective students can learn more about all of these program options at the information session of their choice. Please visit www.vgcc.edu/officeinformation for more details.
Enrollment of new students is taking place now. The spring semester begins in early January. All courses are available online.