Aberdeen Medical Office Specialist Program

Medical Office Specialist — Certificate Programesl

Objective

The Medical Office Specialist program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions to work in the front office of health care institutions, hospitals, clinics, both large or small, medical offices or health maintenance organizations. The students learn computer skills and applications, medical terminology, medical billing, medical insurance and coding, and medical records. Medical Anatomy and physiology is covered to provide the students a broader understanding of the human body. Medical office procedures provide the student the skills needed to interact with doctors, nurses and other specialists.

Program Information

Length: Approximately 4 quarters
Total Credit Hours: 480

HCE/MB students develop their knowledge and skills through a variety of media. A majority of time is spent becoming proficient in completing and processing various health claim forms utilized in the insurance industry.

Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this Medical Office Management program can expect to obtain employment in health care institutions, clinics, both large or small, medical offices or health maintenance organizations. Job titles for the medical clerical worker include medical administrative assistant or manager, front office medical clerk, medical secretary, medical records clerk, medical receptionist, medical insurance/billing clerk.

Admission Requirements

Aberdeen College accepts students with one of the following qualifications: a High School Diploma, passing the General Education Development (GED) test, passing the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE), or passing the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) (Page 30 for explanation). The applicants should also have reached compulsory age to be accepted by Aberdeen College. The compulsory age is 16 years old and above as defined by the State of California Department of Education.

Equipment

Aberdeen College students are trained on the appropriate equipment consistent with the demands of the job market.