The modern medical office requires individuals trained in medical facility procedures, as well as administrative, technical, and secretarial skills. The Medical Office Assistant Certificate program combines medical secretarial skills with study of basic biological principles, public health sciences, and medical office clinical procedures.
Many career opportunities are available in the medical office assistant field. Graduates of this program will find they have a special advantage when seeking employment in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. Students also have the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience (see BI-950, 951, 952, Medical Office Assistant Field Experience; BU-909, Cooperative Education in Business).
The majority of the courses are offered in both the day and evening sessions. All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward an Associate or Bachelor's degree.
Students are advised to check course descriptions for prerequisites and corequisites.
For further information, students should contact the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology or the Department of Business.
|General Education Core Requirements||Credits|
|ENGL-101||English Composition I||3|
|BI-111||Introduction to Human Biology||3|
|Requirements for the Major|
|BI-340||Assisting in the Medical Office: Clinical Testing Procedures||2|
|BI-341||Assisting in the Medical Office: Medical Assisting Procedures||2|
|BI-520||Public Health Science||4|
|BU-903||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|BU-907||Word Processing Using Microsoft Word||3|
|Two courses selected from the following (dependent on typing ability):||4|
Transcription and Dictation of Business Documents
|Total Credits Required||30|
*Students who have had previous training in typewriting/keyboarding may take BU-802 (Typewriting/Keyboarding II) and BU-803 (Advanced Typewriting/Keyboarding). Students should seek advisement from the Department of Business.
**Advisement is a cooperative effort by the Department of Business and the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology, and is conducted in line with the student's background, interests, and goals.