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Medical Front Office

This degree or certificate 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  CABOT 102 English for Business 4

CABOT 103 Business Vocabulary Development 3
  CABOT 104 Filing Methods and Systems 1
  CABOT 110 Collegiate Business Math
3
  CABOT 205* Computer Keyboarding/Typing I 3
  CABOT 208   Windows Basics  1
 
MOA 181
or
MOA 182

Medical Office Terminology

Medical Terminology

3
or
3
  MOA 185 Medical Front Office Procedures 3
  Select one of the following:
CABOT 102 CABOT 105 Introduction to Office Correspondence 3

CABOT 50**  Internship (CABOT)
3
  MOA 183 Medical Billing and Coding 4
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24-25
*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.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2017 GCC CATALOG 2017-2018
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. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.