Medical Office Administration - Medical Front Office

This curriculum is designed for students who are preparing for a position in offices of physicians, medical clinics, hospitals, and allied facilities. These students will acquire basic communication skills, learn specialized medical terminologies needed to complete appropriate forms in preparing, maintaining/filing, and charting medical records including insurance claims; use appropriate computer programs to key basic documents and navigate the Internet
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will acquire the basic communication skills; learn the specialized medical terminologies needed to complete appropriate forms in preparing, maintaining/filing, and charting medical records including insurance claims; and use appropriate computer programs to key basic documents and to navigate the Internet (the student should achieve a minimum speed of 25 words per minute).

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
CABOT 103 or equivalent CABOT 102 English for Business 4
Eligibility for ENGL 189 or ESL 133 CABOT 103 Business Vocabulary Development 3
  CABOT 104 Filing Methods and Systems 1
  CABOT 208
Windows Basics
1
  CABOT 110 Collegiate Business Math
3
  CABOT 205* Computer Keyboarding/Typing I 3
 
MOA 181 or
MOA 182
Medical Office Terminology
Medical Terminology
3 or
5
  MOA 185 Medical Front Office Procedures 3
  Select one of the following:
CABOT 102 CABOT 105 Introduction to Office Correspondence 3
Completion of 12 units with a 2.5 GPA or better and concurrent enrollment in 3 additional units
CABOT 050**  Internship (CABOT)
2
  MOA 183 Medical Billing and Coding 4
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24-27
*A minimum speed of 25 wpm is required for this certificate. CABOT 230 is available to help students reach this goal. Students should request a card (valid for one year) from their GCC instructor verifying their keyboarding speed. ** Must be in a medical office or medical facility.
Substitutions for some of the above courses may be made with department approval.
Courses taken more than five years before granting of this certificate must have the approval of the division chair for acceptance.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016 GCC CATALOG 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.