Award: Certificate in Technical/Professional Studies
For more information: Contact Prof. Sherry Massoni,
443-412-2645, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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Students in this program acquire knowledge of medical
terminology and office skills for administrative support
in hospitals, physicians' offices, medical labs and clinics.
The medical office assistant engages in activities such as
greeting patients, answering the telephone, scheduling
appointments, operating office equipment, issuing medical
bills, and processing medical documentation.
Students who successfully complete the Medical Office Assistant Certificate will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective and professional communication skills used by a medical office assistant.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills used by medical office assistant professionals in business decision making.
- Use information technology applications required by medical office professionals to develop business solutions.
- Prepare for a career in a medical office environment.
Medical Office Assistant, 19 credits
Occupations: Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Executive Assistant, Medical Secretary
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00
Tuition and Fees: $2,600.00
Time to Completion: 1 year
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
Medical, legal and executive secretaries account for almost
half of all secretaries and administrative assistants in the U.S.
Locations for employment opportunities include hospitals,
nursing homes, medical group practices, clinics, and home
health agencies. Employment growth in the health services
industries should lead to average growth for medical office
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.
To be successful in this program students must complete Basic Writing (ENG 012) and Reading and Understanding College Textbooks (ENG 003) or have a qualifying score on the writing and reading assessment tests.