Business Technology-Medical Information
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.
Business Technology-Health Information Assistant (CP)
This program trains individuals to work in a medical record department in a variety of health care settings. Individuals may also work as a health unit coordinator (unit secretary) in a hospital. Health information assistants assemble medical records; analyze records for completeness; file, retrieve and protect medical records; release patient information; maintain health care statistics; enter patient data; and do some basic coding.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST 212
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
3 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
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 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 133
INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL CODING
5 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 299
CAPSTONE
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 67-69


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.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for admission into the second year of Accredited Health Information Management (through Shoreline CC).
  • Apply principles of the health information management in a health care setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
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.
Business Technology-Medical Billing/Coding Specialist (CP)
The Medical Billing/Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment in the areas of medical insurance, physicians' office coding, and health care claims processing. This program also serves the needs of health care personnel interested in upgrading their professional skills. Training in medical billing, CPT-4, ICD-9-CM coding, and processing of insurance claims are included in the curriculum. Students may be enrolled in the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates have marketable skills that will be in demand well into the 21st century. They are employed in physicians' offices, insurance companies, pharmacies, private medical laboratories, medical billing services, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
BMED 226
DIRECTED PRACTICE *
3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 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 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 133
INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL CODING
5 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.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
or HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Elective (Not Required)
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 64-65
*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.

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 (billing and coding).
  • Apply policies and principles of medical reimbursement.
  • Accurately code using ICD-9 and CPT coding principles.
  • 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.
  • Accurately process medical billing claims.
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.