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Medical Office (MOPC1)

Award: Certificate of achievement

Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus, Online

Medical office clerks are critical to the healthcare industry. Physicians rely on clerks to assist them in the documentation of patient care. This certificate of achievement provides educational opportunities to individuals to obtain the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed as clerks in a medical office environment.

Graduation Requirements

General education

13.5

Major requirements

18.0

Option requirements

21.0-22.5

Total credit hours required

52.5-54.0

General education requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)

Communications

English level I

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

or higher level MATH course

Other

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Major requirements for Medical Office (18.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1120Medical Terminology IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1130Medical Terminology IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1310Introduction to Anatomy and PhysiologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Option requirements for Medical Office (21.0-22.5 credit hrs.)

The Medical Office options are available in the areas listed below. See the following pages for specific additional courses required to satisfy each option.

Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (21.0 credit hrs.)

Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (MOCB1)

Medical Office Assistant (22.5 credit hrs.)

Medical Office Assistant (MOOA1)

Medical Language Specialist I (22.5 credit hrs.)

Medical Language Specialist I (MOLC1)

Students having little or no experience in the healthcare field should also consider taking HIMS 1111 Healthcare Careers.

Students further their education in the Health Information Management Systems area by completing an associate degree.