Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: POFM-2386- Section: 01
Internship-Medical Administrative-Executive Assistant- and Medical Secretary
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Instructor Information
Instructor Tonya Harbert
Phone(409) 984-6501
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201H
Hours:By Appointment: Tuesday 9-11; Wednesday & Thursday 8:30-12:30
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
Prerequisites POFM 1302, POFT 2312, HITT 1305, HITT 1313.
Learning Outcomes As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes •Utilize computer software for basic office functions.
•Uses medical terminology, jargon, and abbreviations correctly.
•Define general legal terms as they apply to the practice of medicine in ambulatory care settings.
•Understand and apply ethics relevant to medical coding and medical office practice.
•Apply ICD and CPT rules and guidelines to complete claims forms for submission.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Cengage Unlimited is required for this course.
It will give student access to all material needed for this course.
Students will be able to access any Cengage materials required by any instructor using a Cengage Unlimited content - ALL FOR ONE FEE - SAVING YOU MONEY.

The LSCPA bookstore will also have Cengage Unlimited available for purchase.
* Make sure to purchase the option to get All your Cengage course materials
(Access to MindTap, WebAssign, OpenNow, SAM, CNOWv2 and OWLv2.)

The Successful Internship | 5th Edition with MindTap
H. Frederick Sweitzer/Mary A. King

Registration (Please register with your LSCPA email.)
Connect to https://www.cengage.com/dashboard/#/course-confirmation/MTPP206QJTQV/initial-course-confirmation
Follow the prompts to register your MindTap course.

*$120 for 4 month access
*$180 for 1 year access
*$240 for 2 year access. (Choose the option that is most economical for you.)

After registering for your course, you will need to pay for access using one of the options below:

Online: You can pay online using a credit or debit card, or PayPal.

Bookstore: You may be able to purchase access to MindTap at your bookstore. Check with the bookstore to find out what they offer for your course.

Free Trial: If you are unable to pay at the start of the semester you may choose to access MindTap until 11:59 PM on 02/02/2021 during your free trial. After the free trial ends you will be required to pay for access.

Please note: At the end of the free trial period, your course access will be suspended until your payment has been made. All your scores and course activity will be saved and will be available to you after you pay for access.

Already registered an access code? Bought MindTap at your bookstore or online?
Now use the course link from your instructor to register for the class: https://www.cengage.com/dashboard/#/course-confirmation/MTPP206QJTQV/initial-course-confirmation

System Check
To check whether your computer meets the requirements for using MindTap, go to http://ng.cengage.com/static/browsercheck/index.html

Please Note: the System Check is also accessible in the drop down box next to your name located in the upper right corner of your MindTap page.
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Internship Orientation Meeting, Paperwork
Week 2: The Big Picture
Week 3: The Anticipation Stage: Venturing Forth
Week 4: HQI Essentials: The Learning Contract, Supervision, the Seminar, & Reflection
Week 5: HQI Toolkit: Being Informed, Staying Engaged, & Becoming Professional
Week 6: Self Awareness as an Asset and and Outcome
Week 7: The Exploration Stage: Branching Out
Week 8: HQI Resources: Working With Clients
Week 10: HQI Toolkit: Advanced Strategies for Moving Ahead
Week 11: HQI Resources: Widening the Context; *Good Friday is April 02; Easter is April 04
Week 12: The Competence Stage: Soaring Upward
Week 13: HQI Resources: Being Informed & Making Reasoned Decisions
Week 14: Culmination Stage: Celebrating the Achievements, Embracing the Future
Week 15: Exit Interview

Major Assignments
Week 1: Internship Orientation Meeting; Internship Forms, Resume, and Insurance (Due: 01/22)
Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 01/27)
Week 2: Cengage Assignment: The Big Picture; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours)(Due: 02/03)
Week 3: Cengage Assignment: The Anticipation Stage: Venturing Forth; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 02/10)
Week 4: Cengage Assignment: HQI Essentials: The Learning Contract, Supervision, the Seminar, & Reflection; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 02/17)
Week 5: Cengage Assignment: HQI Toolkit: Being Informed, Staying Engaged, & Becoming Professional; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 02/24)
Week 6: Cengage Assignment: Self Awareness as an Asset and and Outcome; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 03/03)
Week 7: Cengage Assignment: The Exploration Stage: Branching Out; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 03/10)
Week 8: Cengage Assignment: HQI Resources: Working With Clients; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 03/24)
Week 10: Cengage Assignment: HQI Toolkit: Advanced Strategies for Moving Ahead; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 03/31)
Week 11: Cengage Assignment: HQI Resources: Widening the Context; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 04/07) *Good Friday is April 02; Easter is April 04
Week 12: Cengage Assignment: The Competence Stage: Soaring Upward; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 04/14)
Week 13: Cengage Assignment: HQI Resources: Being Informed & Making Reasoned Decisions; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 04/21)
Week 14: Cengage Assignment: Culmination Stage: Celebrating the Achievements, Embracing the Future; Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due: 04/28)
Week 15: Weekly Time Sheet (Certification of Hours) (Due Last Class Day: 05/05)
Week 16: Exit Interview, End of Semester Evaluation Form (Due by 05/10)

*** Due to COVID-19, changes may be made to course work, due dates, etc. Students may be required to earn required internship hours other than originally planned.

Late paperwork will result in a -30 point deduction to your grade.

Instructor reserves the ight to add assignments during semester if deemed necessary.

Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 10, 2021 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Blackboard Assignments & Internship Forms: 25%
Cengage MindTap Work : 25%
Mid Semester Evaluation Form: 25%
End of Semester Evaluation Form: 25%

* Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. The instructor will not drop grades.

* Each module focuses on specific learning outcomes. However, some activities in the course may be used to enhance learning and may not be graded.

* Due dates are posted each week for course work.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students must work a MINIMUM of 10-15 hours per week for a period of 15 weeks (or the length of the semester). The students must have completed 160 hours by the last day classes of the semester (December 2). Students may not work 20 or more hours per week nor end the semester early. Students must work all semester in order to receive a more beneficial learning experience - even if hours have been met.

Students must adhere to the dress code and other policies of their internship location (i.e., scrubs, no denim, piercings, cover tattoos, etc.).

* REMEMBER: Your internship employer has graciously given us the opportunity to work with them to provide our students with a hands-on, practical learning experience. We work with the employer to schedule working hours, meetings, etc. at their convenience.

* Assignments and due dates are posted weekly ion blackboard. Several times a week, check your calendar, the announcements, your email, and the To-Do List.

* Students are responsible for being prepared for internship.

* The student is responsible for completing all assigned work, including reading assignments, and doing so by required dates.

* STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW WRITTEN and/or ORAL INSTRUCTIONS. It is important to follow all directions. A failure to follow written and/or oral instructions will result in penalties.



* PLEASE.... Do NOT wait until the last weeks of class to discuss your grades with your instructor.

* If you are having issues with the internship site, material covered, or have any other issues, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.

* If you would like to discuss your grades, contact the instructor to meet in person or through virtual meeting. (Instructor will speak to the student only.)
Attendance Policy Students must notify internship supervisor and instructor regarding absences.

It is the responsibility of the student to make up any missing hours at the convenience of the employer.
All internship hours must be completed by noon on May 10.

* Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty.

* Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student course activity weekly.

* Class participation is required. It is important to be active within the course.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.