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CAWT 130 - Medical Office Procedures - Maral Markarian

Course:Medical Office Procedures
Professor:Maral Markarian
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


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My name is Maral Markarian. I am you instructor for the CAWT 130 - Medical Office Procedures course. 

This course uses Canvas and Connect for all activities Please log into Canvas before the end of the first day of class as you are required to post one time to the attendance forum to state your presence. Further instructions about the course will be outlined in the Modules section of Canvas. Read all the information posted in Modules in Canvas. Read all Announcements in Canvas.

If you have any questions regarding this course, you may e-mail me at Please do use your student e-mail for all electronic communications. (Please do not use your personal e-mail address).

The course will be 100% online. There will be no face-to-face meetings. Students may e-mail me at to request an appointment. 

Course Description

Introduces administrative medical office procedures, including medical ethics, legal responsibilities, and appropriate communications skills, and use of medical office software for completing such tasks as patient registration, records, appointment scheduling; billing and collection is also examined.

What to Expect in this Course

This course requires considerable time commitment and organization. Although you may set your own hours, students must stay active in the course and communicate regularly with peers and instructor. Students should also check their student e-mails and announcements in Canvas regularly. 

The course requires, Microsoft Word 2016 or higher, Connect Code (included with the Loose-Leaf textbook from COC Bookstore or purchased at the McGraw-Hill website), a reliable browser, and storage space such as your computer, a flash drive or Cloud space. Assignments must be performed on a computer; iPad, Chromebook, tablets etc. are not ideal and may prove to be problematic.

Students will read the assigned chapters and complete their corresponding assignments using Connect, the Application-Based Activities (ABA), the Medisoft Database Program, MS Word, and Canvas Discussion Board.

Types of Assessments

Students will read the assigned chapters and complete their corresponding assignments using Connect, the Application-Based Activities (ABA), the Medisoft Database Program, MS Word, and Canvas Discussion Board. Some chapters will include ‘patient’ record keeping. Students are expected to complete the ones that are assigned and submit them for grading through Connect.

In addition to chapter assignments, there will be 2 Simulations. Students will listen to the Simulation audio and update appointment books, mail logs, calling logs, and patient files. Students can expect to generate memos, patient referral letters, requests for diagnoses and files, receipts, chart notes, etc. 

All assignments and exams will be done in Connect. There are no assignments to be submitted through Canvas.

Many assignments as well as both Simulations rely on listening to audio that is provided in Connect. 

Textbook Information

Medical Office Procedures 10e
Author: Nina L. Bayes

In addition to the textbook, students MUST have a Connect Code to be able to complete assignments and exams. 

The textbook and code are sold as a bundle at the College of the Canyons bookstore.

More pertinent information about the code and textbook will be provided in Canvas. 

Other Relevant Course Information

Degree and Certificate Information:

This class is required to obtain the Certificate of Achievement Medical Office Administrative Assistant. 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 04/05/2024 Sub#: 290