Certificate Program

Department:Information and Computer Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: OF06
CIP Code: 51.0716
NYSED Code (BRI): 22421
NYSED Code (DCC): 22423

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100% of this program can be completed online.

This one-year certificate program is designed to provide students with a firm foundation for the medical office environment. With the development of strong word processing and communication skills, transcription skills, and medical office protocol, the student is well on the path to a fulfilling career in the medical office support area.
(Housed in the Information and Computer Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
2. Write effectively in an office environment in a variety of modes.
3. Exhibit proficiency in using a variety of current healthcare-based office software which may include: desktop publishing applications, medical databases, or other medical-based software applications.
4. Demonstrate competence in the use of medical office computer-based functions (coding, scheduling, billing, financial reporting etc.).
5. Apply fundamentals of basic business mathematics using spreadsheet software.
6. Describe the role of a medical office support staff professional and the contribution of that professional to the success of the whole medical office environment.

Employment Potential
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Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
OFT 111 Intermediate Word+ with grade of C- or higher3
OFT 141 Professional Grammar and Communication4
OFT 170 Spreadsheet Applications Excel 3
HIM 104 Medical Terminology3
BIO 133 Human Biology3
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
OFT 112 Advanced Word I3
OFT 173 Microsoft Multimedia Communications 3
OFT 267 Medical Office Documentation3
OFT 268 Medical Office Procedures3
HED 115 Death and Dying OR
HED 209 Drugs and Behavior
Need a C- in OFT 111 to continue in OFT 112