Business Technology-Medical Information
Programs in this area are designed to provide professional skills that can prepare students for the jobs in the healthcare industry.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Health Information Assistant (CP)
The Health Information Assistant program trains individuals to work in a medical record department in a variety of healthcare settings. Individuals may also work as a health unit coordinator (unit secretary) in a hospital or work in RHIT related jobs. 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 103
MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
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 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 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
HEOC 104
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION
3 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 72


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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
Medical Billing/Coding Specialist (CP)
The Medical Billing/Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment in the areas of medical insurance, physicians̢۪ office coding, health care claims processing, and home-remote coding. This program also serves the needs of healthcare personnel interested in upgrading their professional skills. Training in medical billing, CPT-4, ICD-9/10-CM/PCS coding, as well as the processing of insurance claims and basic health information procedures are included in the curriculum. Graduates have marketable skills that will be in demand well into the 21st century. With the implementation of ICD-10, Meaningful Use and other healthcare industry changes the demand for Billers and Coders has never been greater.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 106
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 103
MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 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 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 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 226
MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
or BMED 250
MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 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
4 cr.
HEOC 104
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Elective (Not Required)
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
BMED 140
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 66-67
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 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 (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.
  • 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.