Certificate - Medical Office Management

As part of a growing field of health related occupations in the United States, the medical office management profession offers positive economic opportunities and personal satisfaction. As our population increases and technology advances, the need for high quality healthcare services becomes increasingly great. The medical office administration field is an integral part of this expansion.

Medical Office Management is a multi-skilled allied health profession. Managers work primarily in doctors' offices, hospitals, clinics, and government health organizations. Duties may include word processing, data entry, reception, database management, billing and coding, as well as interaction with vendors and patients.

This certificate provides the student with a unique blend of courses needed to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry-level positions in medical office management. Students will learn Microsoft Office, as well as medical office management software. In addition to the computer skills, students will develop a solid medical background that includes medical terminology, human biology, medical billing and coding, and medical insurance. The program includes classroom instruction, lab, and an optional internship, giving students both a traditional academic education and "real world" hands-on experience.

Admissions Requirements

Students entering a direct enroll certificate program in Medical Office Management, must take the Accuplacer assessment if they have not successfully taken 6 college credits, including a college-level English or math. The Accuplacer is used for assessment purposes only and not for determining prerequisites for program enrollment. Students who have completed the equivalent of ENG 101 and CAP 110 as well as show a math proficiency are more likely to find success in these certificate programs. Students not meeting the recommended Accuplacer levels are encouraged to take tutorials in English, math, and computer literacy before starting course work in a certificate. Students cannot place into ENG 088 and be enrolled in certificate programs.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog.

Medical Office Management

First Semester

BUS 101

Introduction to Management

3

HSC 105

Medical Terminology

3

MED 115

Introduction to Medical Insurance and Coding

3

BUS 115

Human Resource Management

3

OPEN

Elective

3

Second Semester

HSC 111

Medical Law and Ethics

3

US 230

Workforce Planning and Staffing

3

MED 151

Medical Assisting: Patient Care

3

MED 250

Medical Office Management

3

OPEN

Elective

3

Total Credits in the Program

30