Business Technology-Medical Office
The personal satisfaction gained from working in the medical office profession cannot be measured by material benefits alone. With the growing need for adequate medical care, qualified workers who know the business field and possess necessary medical-associated knowledge can find jobs in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, long-term facilities, health agencies, insurance companies, and other non-traditional healthcare settings. The availability of these positions continues to increase as patients draw on government aid and insurance programs to fund their healthcare and as health information becomes an increasingly vital element for the financing and quality management of health care.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Medical Office Technologies (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
or PTWR 135
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 103
MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
3 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 105
STATISTICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
2 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
5 cr.
BMED 116
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I
3 cr.
BMED 117
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES II
3 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 226
MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
or BMED 250
MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 103
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
HEOC 104
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION
3 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: 99
* 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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 103
MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
3 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 116
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 225
MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM
2 cr.
or BMED 250
MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 103
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
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.
HEOC 104
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION
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.
Total Required Credits: 38-39
* Register for BTEC 100.

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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • 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.