It is the students' responsibility to obtain their textbook before the class begins. The Textbook name and ISBN's are listed as part of the class descriptions.  2019-2020 Program Guide


The Medical Office Assistant Program currently uses the same Textbook/Workbook Package for the Medical Terminology, Medical Office Assistant I and Medical Office Assistant II classes. A book is not required for Medical Billing.  


Today's Medical Assistant: 3rd Edition ISBN: 9780323311274 AND               Study Guide for  Today's Medical Assistant:3rd Edition ISBN: 9780323311281

Medical Terminology

This class will cover an introduction to the language used in the medical profession. It includes the foundation of words and the overview of the body structure. It provides the student with a working knowledge of medical terminology. The second part of the course will provide the student with a further comprehension of the language, but also a study of anatomy and physiology, the study of the body and its functions, system by system.
The student will be expected to provide own index/flash cards. 
This class meets one night a week for 10 weeks.

Tuition: $200
Night: Monday/5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P. Walkowiak 

Medical Office Assistant I

This introductory course will provide the student with the basic skills needed to work in a physician's office.  Skills include: basic office procedures, basic assistant nursing skills, transcription, telephone techniques, patient appointments, and patient history. 
CPR and First Aid training are included in this course. 
This class meets one night a week for 10 weeks.

This course must be taken after or concurrently with Medical Terminology. 
Night/Time: Tuesday/5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P Walkowiak

Medical Office Assistant II

This class will prepare students for clinical/medical functions of a physician's office including preparation and instruction of the patient for examination, vital signs, minor surgical procedures, E.K.G.'s, lab tests, laboratory procedures, maintaining treatment rooms and instruments, and ordering, storing and disposal of medical supplies.
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology AND Medical Office Assistant I.
This class meets two nights a week for 10 weeks.
Tuition: $350
Night/Time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P Walkowiak

Medical Billing

In this course the student will learn the basics of insurance billing and use of diagnostic and procedure coding manuals. The student will also be introduced to Medicare and Medicaid insurance. An introduction to inputting information into the computer will also be given. The second part of the semester an emphasis will be placed on proper claim completion of Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO's, and Workman's Compensation insurance forms. Proficiency in basic computer skills are required and student must be able to type 40+ wpm with 80% accuracy.  Prerequisite: Medical Terminology AND Medical Office Assistant I. 
A textbook is not needed for this course.  

This class meets one night a week for 10 weeks.
Tuition: $200
Night/Time:  T.B.D./5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P. Walkowiak

For More Information about the program contact us at:

Bay-Arenac ISD
Adult Education

4155 Monitor Road
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 667-3275 Telephone
(800) 227-6382 Toll Free
(989) 667-3291 Fax