Career Success for Job Seekers (HRD)

Enhance Your Resume, Nail The Interview, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. 

Classes are designed to address current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce.

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*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*

Course Details & Registration Information

Career Readiness for the Administrative Assistant in a Medical Setting
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Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals who are interested in exploring a career as an administrative assistant in a medical setting.
Learn what the necessary skills are to become an Administrative Assistant in a Medical Setting. Students will use a career assessment to align personal interests with careers in this field. They will review and discuss the qualifications required, and through assignments, projects, and simulations, they will explore entry-level duties, skills, medical terminology, coding, and administrative tasks associated with the position. They will also explore careers and create personal materials for finding and maintaining employment in the field.
Course Objectives
  1. have conducted a self assessment to determine career path success;
  2. have become aware of the tasks and skills associated with the position;
  3. have become proficient at managing health information in the office setting;
  4. have become aware of the importance of oral and written communication in the office setting;
  5. have identified skills needed for developing and presenting information to a group;
  6. have learned job search process and identified employment opportunities.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1: Registration, Course Overview, Assessment
  2. Module 2: Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Medical Law, Medical Liability and Communication and Legal Terms
  3. Module 3: Communication Cycle and Procedures
  4. Module 4: Managing Health Information, Understanding Medical Software, Developing Office Computer and Technology Skills
  5. Module 5: Understanding Insurance Plans and Coding Standards
  6. Module 6: Developing Job Search Skills: Writing an Effective Resume, Developing Interview Skills for Employment and Utilizing Career/Employment Resources
  7. Module 7: Project Presentation - Utilizing Computer and Communication Skills to Present to a Group
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Materials will be provided.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students must actively participate in class on an individual and group or team basis. Must complete all assignments and assessments.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals who are interested in exploring a career as an administrative assistant in a medical setting.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Career Readiness for the Professional Administrative Assistant - HRD-3004AZ2
  • Pathways to a Medical Coding Career - HRD-3004BR2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696