Business Technology-Medical Office Skills
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as the student's schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.
Medical Office Skills Module I (CERT)
(Employment in Physicians Office Emphasis)
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
or BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
or BTEC 105
BEGINNING COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 14-16

Program Competencies


  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology, medical office billing, bookkeeping, and banking.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive team member.

  • Demonstrated ability to enter information and generate documents using medical office software, schedule patient appointments, perform reception duties, and manage patient information including legal aspect.
Medical Office Skills Module II (CERT)
(Employment in Hospital/Inpatient Office Emphasis)
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
or BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
or BTEC 105
BEGINNING COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11-13

Program Competencies


  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology and an understanding of medical word structure.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive team member.

  • Basic knowledge of hospital organization, medical staff credentialing, patient registration, and admission.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of patient record organization, quantitative analysis, abstraction of information, and ability to compute health care statistics.

  • Basic knowledge of CPT/HCPCS and ICD coding systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Professional Suite 2003 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Business Technology-Medical Office Specialist (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
(if not CMST& 210 or 230)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (also HR or SS)
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (also HR)
5 cr.
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
(if not CMST& 230)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 100
SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
3 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BMED 130
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
4 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 140
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 223
BEGINNING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
2 cr.
BMED 224
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
3 cr.
BMED 226
DIRECTED PRACTICE
3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives (Not Required)
BMED 137
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
3 cr.
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 92-95
* Register for BTEC 100

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog
to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate use of medical office software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances).
  • Accurately code using ICD-9 and CPT coding principles.
  • Apply policies and procedures for office management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Receptionist (CA)
A medical receptionist's primary duties consist of medical reception, appointment scheduling, and admitting patients in a medical office or hospital. Other duties include transcription, billing, filing, and general office duties. The field is constantly expanding with improving medical treatment and increasing access to medical care.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 223
BEGINNING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
2 cr.
BMED 225
DIRECTED PRACTICE **
2 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives (Not Required)
BMED 137
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 37
* Register for BTEC 100.
** Directed Practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience.


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate basic use of medical office software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
Business Technology-Medical Transcriptionist (CP)
This program trains individuals to function as specialists who may work for a research center, pharmaceutical company, hospital, health department agency, medical association, medical school, transcription service, or individual doctor. Medical transcriptionists type medical data, consultations, discharge summaries, operative reports, and medical correspondence.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
BMED 226
DIRECTED PRACTICE **
3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 223
BEGINNING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
2 cr.
BMED 224
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
3 cr.
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
and BIOL 011
BIOLOGY PRACTICUM
1-10 cr.
or HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives (Not Required)
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 50-52
* Register for BTEC 100.
** Directed Practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience.

Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark
College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general
education requirements.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.