Medical Office/Medical Assisting

  • Program Description

    This program is a combination of the Medical Office and Medical Assisting Programs.

    The programs consists of:

    • 80 hours Certified Nursing Assistant
    • 600 hours Medical Office
    • 150 hours Phlebotomy
    • 106 hours Telemetry (EKG) Technician

    Credential Potential

    At completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the following certification exams:

    National Certification of Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA), State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and Certified EKG Technician (CET).

    Gainful Employment Data

    Click here to view recent data regarding cost, financing, completion and job placement for the Medical Office/Medical Assisting program.

    Program Courses:

    Medical Terminology & Anatomy

    Medical Terminology & Anatomy, 96 Hours

    This course uses a body system approach to teach students basic terminology and anatomy. Instructors use classroom instruction along with an Online Resource Center which uses self-paced activities to enhance the learning process.

    This course can be taken separately or as a part of the 600 hour Medical Office Program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    MS Office: Word & Excel

    MS Office: Word & Excel, 150 Hours

    This course covers basic skills for using the applications in Microsoft Office 2013 including Word, Excel, Power Point as well as Windows 7 and essential computer concepts.

    This course can be taken separately or as a part of the 600 hour Medical Office Program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    Software for Medical Management

    Software for Medical Management, 70 Hours

    This course uses a simulation approach to introduce students to a medical office software program. Key tasks involve patient demographics as well as scheduling, billing and overall collections in a medical office. Realistic exercises that cover the medical billing cycle from patient to payment.

    This course can be taken separately or as a part of the 600 hour Medical Office Program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    ICD/10 – CM & CPT Coding

    ICD/10 – CM & CPT Coding, 175 Hours

    ICD/10 CM and CPT are the codes sets used by medical offices for insurance billing. This course is designed to instruct students in proper code assignment of both ICD/10 and CPT in the outpatient setting as well as basic insurance and billing principals.

    Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    Certified Nursing Assistant

    Certified Nursing Assistant, 80 Hours

    The course offers an approved curriculum centered on the long-term care and home health setting. Completers are qualified to take the state certification exam. 80 hour (including 16 hours of clinical) program; clinicals are held off site and students are responsible for transportation. Additional fees include liability insurance & uniform.

    This course stands alone as Certified Nurse Assistant Program or can be taken as part of the 336 hour Medical Assisting program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    Phlebotomy

    Phlebotomy, 150 Hours

    Completers of the program can seek employment in local hospitals, physician’s offices, private laboratories, insurance companies, or draw blood from nursing home clients for private laboratories.

    Students completing the program are eligible to take the Board Exam for Certification by the National HealthCareer Association. 150 hour (including 72 clinical hours) program; clinicals are off site and students are responsible for transportation. Additional fees include certification exam, uniforms, books, Hepatitis B & TB test.

    This course stands alone as a program or can be taken as part of the 336 hour Medical Assisting program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    Telemetry Technician

    Telemetry Technician, 106 Hours

    Course description and title of this course is in transition and not yet available. It will still be 106 hours but will be updated in response to changing health care standards.

    This course can be taken separately or can be taken as part of the 336 hour Medical Assisting program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    Medical Office Procedures

    Medical Office Procedures, 109 Hours

    This course is designed to instruct the student in the correct office procedures as well as skills needed to perform tasks in an office setting.  Students perform a 24 hour office observation at a local medical office to enhance the students learning experience and enable them to determine their area of interest.

    This course can be taken separately or as a part of the 600 hour Medical Office Program or the 936 hour Medical Office/Medical Assisting program Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

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    Program Length

    936

    Clock Hours

    Aug to June
    4-5 Days/Week (Mon-Fri)

    Strict attendance is required

    Tuition & Fees

    $7,400 + Additional Expenses

    Additional Expenses Include:

    • Registration Fee $50
    • Books $900
    • Uniforms $150
    • Vaccines; fee varies

    Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Click here for more info.

    Admission

    Enrollment starts in March and continues until the class is filled with approved applications. Submit high school transcript or GED, enroll in the Adult Resource Center for WorkKeys test review (no fee), register for and attend a session on Introduction to Health Career (no fee), pay registration fee, and refer to the admission requirements page for additional requirements. After successful completion, submit an application, submit three personal references, and interview with the Coordinator and/or faculty member.

     

    Upon entrance to the program the following will be required: a BCI and FBI background check and a drug screen must be taken (a felony or positive drug screen can prevent the student from continuing in the program).

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