2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Medical Front Office

MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE - MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT

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: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

  • 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.22

The Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate program is designed to develop and strengthen office skills to work in entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings. The curriculum prepares students with proficiency in medical terminology, medical office procedures, basic medical insurance and coding, computer applications, medical software applications including practice management software and an electronic health records software.

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.
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
POFT 1301 Business English 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.

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

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: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Occupational Skills Award)

Brookhaven campus only

  • 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: MSA.MED.OFF.ASST.16

The Medical Front Office Assistant Occupational Skills Award prepares students for entry-level employment in a medical front office setting. The curriculum provides training in medical terminology, medical office procedures, computer applications and basic medical insurance and coding procedures. This award is for individuals who are new to a medical office setting.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding
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
Minimum Hours Required 13

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.

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