Diversified Office Specialist

Diversified Office Specialist
This 720-hour course is designed to place you in any office environment with specialized knowledge in Medical and overall Office Administration Skills. This program also includes a 200-hour clinical internship. Why limit yourself to one office environment when this program will prepare you for a career in a medical, legal or general office!

Core Topics key to any office environment include keyboarding, communications, human relations, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and QuickBooks. Students will gain specialized knowledge in Medical Terminology, Medical Billing & Coding, Transcription, Legal Terminology and Office Procedures.

Upon successful completion of the course you are able to sit for two national certification tests. One from the American Medical Technologist (AMT) as a Certified Medical Administrative Specialist and Microsoft Office Specialist Word certification exam. We have an Articulation Agreement with Terra State Community College where you will be eligible to receive 10 academic credits upon completion of the specific credit eligibility requirements.

Call 419-984-1100 for additional information.

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Program Details

Application and Fee Due August 27, 2018

Meeting Times and Dates
September 17, 2018 - May 31, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday
These classes are held at Sandusky City Schools' Board of Education Building located at 407 Decatur Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Tuition and Fees
The estimated total cost for the Diversified Office Specialist (DOS) program is subject to change.
Tuition - $9,085.23
Books - $1,288.00
Fees and Supplies - $1,413.79
Total Cost - $ 11,787.02

Technology Requirements
DOS students are required to have access to the internet throughout the course of the program. This enables them to complete assignments as well as check for assignments on calamity days. If a student does not have internet access at home, he or she should go to libraries or restaurants who offer free Wi-Fi access. Laptop computers are offered through this program for those wishing to purchase one. If a student already owns a laptop, they are able to opt out of purchasing one. Printer access at home is encouraged, but not required.

Admission Requirements
In order for potential students to enroll in the Diversified Office Specialist program, they must meet the following requirements:
  • They must complete a program application form and submit it by the application deadline.
  • Potential students must pay the required application processing fee at the time the application is submitted.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and provide official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
  • They must take the WorkKeys® entrance tests and receive the following scores: Workplace Documents ā€“ 4, Graphic Literacy ā€“ 4, and Math ā€“ 3. If the students have taken the WorkKeys® entrance tests, they must provide documentation of their scores and have taken them within the last 5 years.
  • Students must clear a background check. These tests are available for completion at the Board of Education building or any other facility the student chooses as long as the report is sent to the direct to the school.
  • Potential students must then complete the FAFSA to start the Financial Aid process, if they want assistance in paying the cost of the program. Students applying for assistance must complete all necessary Financial Aid paperwork and steps before the first day of class. If the student decides to not receive financial aid, they must pay a minimum of 20% down by the first day of class.
  • They must also complete and submit the forms enclosed in the second application packet given when the student has met the WorkKeys® requirement. This packet includes a laptop request form, background check information sheet, immunization records form, and a Mental and Physical Abilities Requirement form. Students must verify (by signing form) they possess the minimal acceptable mental and physical qualifications of a DOS student/intern.
Program Objectives
The purpose of the Diversified Office Specialist program is to prepare the graduate to successfully function at entry level in an allied health, legal, and/or other administrative environment. Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:
  • Function as an active member of the administrative team assuming responsibility for knowledge, skill, and growth. 
  • Utilize basic written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills in a positive and ethical manner. 
  • Collaborate with other team members to assist in providing optimal client services. 
  • Utilize problem solving skills to prioritize needs for the office. 
  • Demonstrate a code of behavior based on ethical principle and an understanding of the legal scope of practice. 
Student Performance Expectations (Code of Conduct)
Acceptable conduct includes patterns of responsibility, integrity and respect. The basic code of conduct for Diversified Office Specialist students is as follows:
  • Maintain academic standards and satisfactory internship performance
  • Maintain 90% attendance
  • Meet all class/course requirements
  • Practice satisfactory personal hygiene and grooming
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct at all times: 
  • Professional behavior is expected at all times and in all settings. Disruption of any school activity by use of violence, force, coercion, threat or intimidation, harassment or discrimination, use of profanity, or patterns of hostility will result in removal from the program and possible criminal charges
  • Follow Student Handbook Policies and Procedures
  • Adhere to the Confidentiality Statement/HIPAA
  • Respectful use of all school owned and internship site property. Students shall not intentionally cause or attempt to cause any damage to property or steal or attempt to steal personal or school or internship site property.
  • NO SMOKING ON SCHOOL OR INTERNSHIP SITE PROPERTY. There is a zero-tolerance policy in effect at the school, hospitals and physician offices. Smoking or the smell of smoke on clothing will be grounds for removal from the classroom or internship site.
For more information, please see the Sandusky Career Center Student Handbook.

Completion Requirements
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will receive a CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION. All requirements for graduation must be met as follows:
  • Maintained 90% Attendance (648 hours)
  • Earned a "Cā€ or above in each course and internship
  • Performed satisfactorily in classroom and internship environments (as outlined in Code of Conduct)
  • Consistently met all course objectives throughout the program
  • Successful attainment of all program objectives/requirements
  • Completion of all requirements for certification/registration
  • Payment in full of all financial obligations of the program
  • Return of all school owned property in good condition
For more information, please see the Sandusky Career Center Student Handbook.
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Mission Statment
To provide a diverse educational experience where all students will become respected, productive, and valued members of our community.
Vision Statement
We believe in providing adult learners high-quality workforce certificate programs and customized educational experiences to prepare them for tomorrow's economic competitiveness.
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