Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion

Purpose

The two-semester, 19-credit Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion provides students with the opportunity to build a comprehensive foundation in administrative medical office assistant skills. Students will develop competency in the performance of medical office administrative procedures and develop the critical thinking skills required to seek employment and work effectively in the medical office environment. Successful completion of the Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion provides eligibility to complete a national Medical Office Assistant certification examination.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • employ a wide range of administrative office procedures to complete operational, insurance, managed care, and financial functions in the medical office setting.
  • effectively manage all aspects of the electronic health record, including but not limited to: operational, insurance, managed care, and financial functions.
  • use critical thinking skills to evaluate the impact of the legal and ethical issues of health care practices in the medical office environment.

Admissions Guidelines

Complete the College placement tests in English, mathematics, and reading and place above the developmental level in English and reading and at or above MAT 011.

Curriculum

First Semester

HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
HCP 225 Health Insurance and Professional Billing 3
CIS 110
(9 Credit Hours)
Computer Information Systems for Management 3

Second Semester

HCP 114 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals 3
HCP 228 Electronic Health Records Management 3
HCP 116
(10 Credit Hours)
Medical Business Practices 4

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS CREDIT: 19

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