Medical Office Specialist
The Medical Office Specialist Program is designed to prepare students in the most advanced medical office technology. This two semester certificate is a theoretical, competency and scenario based program that will prepare students for entry-level medical positions within the healthcare field. Medical Office Specialists are highly trained within the electronic health record, documentation and the complex tasks related to front office medical practices. Specific tasks may include scheduling and registering patients, verbal and written communication, insurance and billing, with an emphasis on excellent customer service. Professionalism and teamwork are incorporated as a vital component of a healthcare team as well as legal and ethical implications of a medical practice.
The mission of the Medical Office Specialist Program is to prepare students for employment in provider practices, hospitals and clinics. This curriculum integrates the most up to date practices and technology that will prepare students for the workplace. This program is committed to providing students with the foundation of knowledge, skills and behaviors that will carry them into the healthcare field and promote lifelong learning.
Program of Study
|Year One||Fall Semester I|
|MOS101||Introduction to Medical Office Specialist I||3||16|
|MAS114||Medical Office Law and Ethics||3|
|BIO119||Survey of A&P||4|
|Spring Semester I|
|MAS211||Insurance & Coding for Medical Office||3||12|
|MAS220||Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for the Medical Office||3|
|MOS201||Medical Office Specialist II||6|
|Certificate Total: 28|
Please refer to the General Admission requirements provided in the Admissions section of this catalog. In addition to the Immunization Requirements, all students enrolled in any allied health program require the following: Hepatitis B series and titer results, Varicella titer results, and a 2-step PPD test results within the past year.
Additional admission requirements are as follows:
- Official high school transcript or GED scores.
- Successful completion (grade of “C” or better) within past five years:
- High school biology with a lab, OR
- Adult education biology with a lab, OR
- College biology with a lab (grade of “C” or better), OR
- BIO119 Survey anatomy and physiology
- At the start of the first semester of study in this program, students must be in good academic standing, with a required cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- For acceptance into the Medical Office Specialist program, applicants must attend the required information session.
Applicants to certain programs should be aware that a criminal background check may be required while they are enrolled in the program, or as a condition of employment in the field; certain internship and/or practicum sites, such as health care facilities, may limit or deny clinical privileges to those who have a prior or current criminal record; and certain licensing boards may refuse to issue a license to practice based upon prior or current criminal offense(s). To learn more about whether the program or profession in which you are interested has such requirements or limitations, please see the Department Chair
- Provider practices
- Specialized medical offices
- Women’s health
- Patient Service Representative
- Patient Account Representative
Additional Program Requirements
Students must assume responsibility for transportation and/or other living costs to and from statewide practicum sites.