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Catalog 2023-2024 
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Medical Office Professional Certificate

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

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).

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will apply basic medical sciences in accordance to the profession.
  2. Graduate will demonstrate use of office and healthcare-based software applications.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate entry-level data collection, documentation, and healthcare regulatory practices. 

Program Faculty

Jennifer Anglin

Kelly Dale

Part-time/Full-time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of online, day, evening, and Saturday courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Program Requirements

All classes must be successfully completed with grade “C” or better.

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended; however, this sequence is not required. Not all courses are offered each semester; a selection of courses is offered summer term.

Total Program Credits: 20

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 250+

Keyboarding Skills: Minimum of 40 WPM with 3 errors or less or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1400 .

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet usage or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1418 .

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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