2017-2018 Catalog

Medical Office Clerk, Certificate of Completion

48-49 credits

Program Description

The Medical Office Certificate of Completion prepares students for office employment in healthcare facilities. Students will gain skills and knowledge in specific courses geared toward the healthcare industry, including Medical Terminology/A & P, Medical legal and ethical issues, foundations of billing and coding, and entering information into a software simulation which is similar to that used in hospitals, clinics, etc. Students also complete a practicum consisting of 50 hours of experience in a local clinic, hospital or other healthcare facility.

The Certificate also focuses on skills & knowledge needed for entry-level general office employment including records management and filing, business math and calculator skills, word processing and spreadsheet applications, customer service skills, business writing skills, and general workplace competencies necessary for office positions.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the Medical Office Clerk Certificate will qualify for office positions in healthcare facilities including hospitals, tribal health facilities, health clinics, etc. These positions are also expected to increase significantly in Montana and nationally.

Medical Office Clerk Gainful Employment Information

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will define medical terms and identify body systems and functions.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the ethical/legal aspects of medical office employment.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in coding and billing for medical reimbursement.
  • Students will manage electronic medical records via an online simulation.

Curriculum

Fall

CAPP 100Computer Literacy

1

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

OR

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

HIEP 117Medical Terminology and Anatomy

4

HIEP 121Medical Legal Aspects

2

OFED 106Keyboard Skill Building

1

OFED 114Business Grammar & Usage

1

OFED 213Records Management/Filing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

OR

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

HIEP 130Medical Billing I

2

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

OR

OFED 111Business Math

4

OFED 113Calculator Lab

1

CAPP 140Word Processing

3

NASD 101History of Indians in the United States

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Spring

OFED 260Office Procedures

3

CAPP 161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

HIEP 131Medical Office Billing II

3

OFED 121Human Relations

3

OFED 290Office Practicum

2

HIEP 133Essentials of Electronic Medical Records

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 48-49

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