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Degree Plans - Medical Front Office - Medical Front Office Assistant Marketable Skills Achievement Award (formerly under Business Office Systems and Support) (Archived)

MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE -- MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT (FORMERLY UNDER BUSINESS OFFICE SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT)

(Marketable Skills Achievement Award)

Offered at Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: MSA.MED.OFCT.ASST

Medical front office support professionals function in the front office handling incoming and outgoing patients. They perform administrative duties requiring the skills to schedule and monitor appointments, create and maintain patient records, demonstrate computer basics and use a practice management software in the medical office.

This award is for individuals:

  • Who can demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding and document formatting and have at least one year of office experience.
  • Who are new to a medical office setting.

This sequence of courses will prepare students for entry-level employment in a medical front office setting by developing core proficiency in medical terminology, medical office procedures, and medical software applications.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

POFI 1104 Computer Fundamentals 1
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
POFM 1309 Medical Office Procedures 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFM 1191 Special Topics in Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1
12
Minimum Hours Required 12

Credit earned from the courses above may be applied to Semester I in the Medical Front Office Certificate.

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