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CAWT 132 - Medical Office Finances - Maral Markarian

Course:Medical Office Finances
Professor:Maral Markarian
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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My name is Maral Markarian. I am you instructor for the CAWT 132 - Medical Office Finances course. 

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

If you have any questions regarding this course, you may e-mail me at  - Please use your student e-mail to contact me. 

I am looking forward to 'seeing' you all in the Attendance Forum and have a great virtual term. 

Course Description

This course examines the various financial methods used in medical offices and hospitals for a variety of duties. This course uses the latest medical management software program to perform such tasks as posting patient account entries, printing daily reports, managing office files, and billing routines such as outpatient coding and billing.

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 announcement in Canvas regularly. 

All students must activate their CanyonsID and access Canvas through CanyonsID. (Instructions to activate CanyonsID)

Types of Assessments

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

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Textbook Title: Computers in the Medical Office, Ninth Edition
Author: Susan M. Sanderson (2016)

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.

Computers in the Medical Office, Ninth Edition
Author: Susan M. Sanderson (2016)
ISBN: 9781259673610

Student may also need Microsoft Office 2016 or higher. 

Instructions for Microsoft Office free download.

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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Online Counseling

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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Last updated: 04/15/2022 Sub#: 875