The Medical Office Specialist One-Year Certificate of Completion prepares students for entry-level medical office specialist employment. With coursework in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, health data content and systems, computer technology, disease processes, beginning coding, and HIPAA, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a successful office career in the health services field. Employment settings range from a physician's office to a large hospital. Job duties may include maintaining medical records and accounts, word processing, basic accounting, scheduling, professional communication, and general health care facility operations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Apply principles of data structure, content, and information governance in health information management.
- Correlate privacy and security regulations and strategies to protected health information.
- Apply the concepts of health informatics and data analytics.
- Use components of reimbursement and classification systems.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|AH 111||Medical Terminology I||3|
|BA 214||Business Communications||3-4|
|or WR 121|| Academic Composition|
|CIS 120||Computer Concepts||4|
|HIM 171||Project Management||2|
|HIM 103||Introduction to Health Information Management||4|
|HIM 104||Health Information Standards and Governance||4|
|HIM 105||Health Information Compliance and Analytics||4|
|HIM 182||Introduction to Reimbursement and Classification Systems||4|
|HIM 184||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||5|
|HIM 190||HIPAA for Practical Experience||2|
|HIM 281||Healthcare Statistics||4|
|AH 112||Medical Terminology II||3|
|BI 231||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BI 232||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BI 233||Human Anatomy and Physiology III||4|
|COMM 218||Interpersonal Communication||3|
Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor if they have transfer credits and/or are not able to attend full time in order to determine an appropriate course schedule. Additionally, students should reference the course descriptions to determine required lab hours.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.