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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Medical Front Office
Degree Plan: Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit:

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Brookhaven Campus)

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.MEDOFC.ASST.19

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, use computer applications and a practice management software in the medical office.

This award is for individuals:

  • Who are new to a medical office setting.
  • Who have successfully completed the courses in the Medical Front Office Assistant Occupational Skills Award.

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, basic medical insurance and coding, medical software applications including practice management software and an electronic health records software.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
POFM 1327 Medical Insurance 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFM 2333 Medical Document Production 3
POFM 1280 Cooperative Education-Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 21

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.