Major ID: 329C
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer-limited course offerings
Graduates of the Medical Office certificate assist with scanning information into electronic health records, releasing patient information, meeting physician documentation needs, scheduling patients, and other related duties.
High school graduation or equivalent is required. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, good spelling, finger dexterity, and extreme accuracy in their work. Candidates considering this field should be comfortable reading and analyzing data, assisting with patient concerns, and working with computer programs.
Graduates of the Medical Office Certificate program may work in physician offices, surgery centers, specialty clinics, hospital, insurance companies, government agencies, research foundations, long-term care facilities, dental offices, consulting firms, rehabilitation centers or other health care facilities. Other places of employment include working for vendors of computer software.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Secretarial Occupations are anticipated to increase by +/- 16% between 2018 and 2028 (www.bls.gov).
- Graduates will apply basic medical sciences in accordance to the profession.
- Graduate will demonstrate use of office and healthcare-based software applications.
- Graduates will demonstrate entry-level data collection, documentation, and healthcare regulatory practices.
This program can be completed by using a combination of online, day, evening, and Saturday courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.