2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Medical Front Office
Degree Plan: Medical Front Office Assistant Marketable Skills Achievement Award

(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.



POFI 1104 Computer Fundamentals 1
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFM 1191 Special Topics in Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1
Minimum Hours Required 12

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

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.

© 2014 Dallas County Community College District.