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Medical Office Specialist

The Medical Office Specialist Certificate is designed to provide students with the administrative skills they will need to pursue non-clinical careers in the Healthcare Industry. A strong focus of the program is placed on administrative practice management applications as well as on medical billing and coding. Upon graduation, students can be qualified to seek entry level employment as a medical administrative assistant in a variety of healthcare settings, including but not limited to medical practices, hospitals and healthcare consulting companies.



Course Requirements



Course # Medical Office SpecialistSemester Credits
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
MED111 Medical Ethics, HIPAA and Patient Dynamics 3
GEN125 English Composition I 3
OFT122 Office Applications: Microsoft Word & PowerPoint 3
MED103 Medical Terminology and Human Systems 3
MED208 Administrative Medical Practices 3
MED201 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3
OFT127 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
MED203 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED221 Medical Information Management 3
Electives (2) 6

36 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


Program Disclosure

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"Our Allied Health programs at CW prepare students to meet the challenges of the growing healthcare industry. We engage our students with the education and skills training necessary to become a medical professional that often times fulfills for them a lifelong dream of helping people."

ESTELLE COFFINO
Program Director/Chairperson - Allied Health Program and Instructor, Allied Health
M.P.A., Long Island University
B.S., Mercy College
A.A.S., Manhattan Community College
License: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Certifications: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant;
Certified Pulmonary Function Technology
Estelle Coffino
"Our Allied Health programs at CW prepare students to meet the challenges of the growing healthcare industry. We engage our students with the education and skills training necessary to become a medical professional that often times fulfills for them a lifelong dream of helping people."
Course # Medical Office Specialist Semester Credits
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
MED111 Medical Ethics, HIPAA and Patient Dynamics 3
GEN125 English Composition I 3
OFT122 Office Applications: Microsoft Word & PowerPoint 3
MED103 Medical Terminology and Human Systems 3
MED208 Administrative Medical Practices 3
MED201 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3
OFT127 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
MED203 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED221 Medical Information Management 3
Electives (2)** 6
     
Suggested Electives (2 required)
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3
BUS112 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS150 Business Law 3
BUS203 Principles of Management 3
GEN167 Contemporary Social Issues 3
MED303 Internship Medical Office Systems Management 3
MSC115 Cell Physiology, Integumentary, and Musculoskeletal Systems 3
OFT233 Database Applications (Access) 3
     
36 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION