Medical Office Professional

Higher Education Center at National City To contact instructors, click on their names to get the email addresses of full-time professors or the appropriate school contact information for adjunct faculty.
MEDOP 20 HEALTH CARE ESSENTIALS 3 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides an introduction to the healthcare profession. Includes human body structures and functions, basic math computations, infection control protocols and work place safety, and effective communication skills. Emphasizes the legal and ethical scope of practice for healthcare professionals. [D]
MEDOP 20 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91127 MEDOP 20 70 08:00AM-09:15AM MW 7201A Pontecorvo,Robert 18 0*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 21 CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING 3 Units Fee: $10. Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Focuses on the guidelines for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems and application of the rules to code patient services. Provides an overview of coding conventions, principles, regulatory guidance and coding software. [D]
MEDOP 21 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91128 MEDOP 21 71 09:00AM-09:50AM TH 7208B   18 0*
    08:00AM-09:50AM T 7208B Alexander,Velma    
    08:00AM-08:50AM TH 7208B      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 22 INT'L CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES- CLINICAL MODIFICATION (ICD-CM) CODE 3 Units Fee: $10. Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Focuses on the guidelines and rules for the International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) coding system and the application of the rules to code patient diagnoses and procedures. Provides instruction on ensuring accuracy of diagnostic groupings and adherence to current regulations in code assignment. [D]
MEDOP 22 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91179 MEDOP 22 72 10:00AM-11:15AM TTH 7208B Alexander,Velma 18 0*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 27 PHYSICIAN OFFICE LABORATORY PROCEDURES 4 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Trains students to perform the Physician Office Laboratory (POL) diagnostic tests, following the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Trains students on the proper techniques complying with asepsis, sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization standards. Trains students to perform patient screening using established protocols, and screen test results. [D]
MEDOP 27 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91180 MEDOP 27 70 12:00PM-01:15PM TTH 7203 Osuna,Luis 18 20*
    01:25PM-02:40PM TTH 7203      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 44 MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING 3 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. Develops an understanding of common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. Covers principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing, and the follow up process. [D]
MEDOP 44 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91181 MEDOP 44 70 09:00AM-10:15AM MW 7208B Alexander,Velma 18 26*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 121 ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 2 Units Grade only. [Corequisite: MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces the fundamental principles for creating and maintaining an electronic health record. Reviews the history of the electronic health record and current trends in health care information applications such as clinical information systems, administrative information systems, and management support systems. Explores the transition from a paper-based health record to an electronic health record. [D]
MEDOP 121 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91182 MEDOP 121 70 11:00AM-12:50PM F 7208B Clinch-Nagy,Pamela 18 21*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 135 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OFFICE PERSONNEL 3 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: MEDOP 230 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides a basic understanding of pathophysiology as a change from normal physiological functions of the various systems of the human body. Covers illness and disease within a systems framework across the lifespan. [D; CSU]
MEDOP 135 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91183 MEDOP 135 70 09:30AM-10:45AM MW 7201A Osuna,Luis 18 1*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 230 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 Units Fee: $1. Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of how medical terms are assembled from word parts (prefixes, word roots, combining forms, and suffixes). Introduces diagnostic tools and procedures, basic pharmacological and other treatment procedures currently used in patient care. [D; CSU]
MEDOP 230 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91184 MEDOP 230 70 09:00AM-10:15AM TTH 7201A Holiday,Cheryl 18 1*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 231 ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING PROCEDURES 4 Units Grade only. [RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Prepares medical assisting students to work in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals and other medical areas. Covers administrative and clerical functions of a medical assistant including patient reception, scheduling appointments, telephone procedures, medical records management, practice finances, written communication and professional and personal conduct. [D; CSU]
MEDOP 231 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91185 MEDOP 231 70 10:30AM-11:45AM MW 7208B Holiday,Cheryl 18 19*
    11:55AM-01:10PM MW 7208B      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 234 CLINICAL PROCEDURES 4 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Trains students assisting the patient and physician in all medical office clinical procedures. Provides students with the essential knowledge to perform and document vital signs, body measurements, electrocardiograms, Physician Office Laboratory tests, and administer medications and immunizations to patients. Instructs students on the proper preparation of instruments and materials for minor surgical procedures and specialty examinations. [D; CSU]
MEDOP 234 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91187 MEDOP 234 70 09:00AM-10:15AM TTH 7203 Osuna,Luis 18 16*
    10:25AM-11:40AM TTH 7203      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM
MEDOP 236 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS 3 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: MEDOP 230, or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides students with essential knowledge and current and used practices and procedures employed in the preparation and administration of medications to adults and special groups (elderly and children), emphasizing at all times in the safety for both the health care professional and the patient. [D; CSU]
MEDOP 236 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91188 MEDOP 236 70 11:00AM-12:15PM MW 7201A Osuna,Luis 18 3*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 22, 2014 8:13 AM

Total Courses: 11 Total Sections: 11
What is a hybrid course? | Close

On-campus meetings and participation are required.

In addition to face-to-face meetings, hybrid courses entail online assignments and activities, typically conducted through Blackboard, such as discussion board posts, quizzes, WebQuests and more.
What is an Honors option? | Close

Honors courses provide enhanced admission opportunities, increased scholarship opportunities and special recognition on transcripts.

For more details about the Honors Program, see www2.swccd.edu/honorsprogram