Medical Office Specialist Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for medical office positions in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. Emphasis is on learning medical terminology and working with electronic health records as well as developing communication, decision-making, problem-solving skills; and the use of current web tools and software application programs. The program provides training for students in entry-level positions as well as for those who are upgrading existing skills. 

(Major Code 5310; State CIP Code 51.0710)

Business Office Technology

Prerequisite for Required Courses

Note: Prior to beginning the program, the student must take the following prerequisite, or have taken the equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test (if applicable), or have obtained a waiver from the department.

BOT 101Keyboarding0-1
Total Hours0-1

First Semester

BOT 103Business English and Proofreading3
BOT 105Business Document Preparation and Management*3
BOT 130Business Office Procedures3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
HC 130Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

BOT 141Electronic Health Records Applications3
BOT 170Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing*3
BOT 205Workplace Professionalism1
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 228PC Applications II: MS Office*3
MIRM 142Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare3
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 30-31