2016-17 Catalog

Medical Office Professions

Certificate

http://www.sandburg.edu/academics/medical-office-assistants

Medical Office Assistants perform routine clerical and organizational tasks.  They organized files, draft message, schedule appointments, and support other staff.   Carl Sandburg College offers a certificate program designed to prepare students with the skills needed for medical office work, including keyboarding, electronic health records, word processing, medical terminology, medical transcription and communication skills.

A.A.S.

Medical Office Professionals perform office managerial tasks. They organize electronic health records, complete insurance. coding and billing records, and oversee other staff. Carl Sandburg College offers an Associate's degree program designed to prepare students with expertise in medical coding, insurance and billing, transcription and electronic health records.

Working Conditions:  Most medical office assistants work in comfortable office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office.

Employment:  Graduates are qualified for office positions in a clinic or hospital, for positions as assistants in a medical office, medical transcriptionists or medical billing/insurance assistants.

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

For the graduate requirements see the graduation policies and procedures page for detail.

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
AOP.100 Careers for Office Professional 1
AOP.101 Keyboarding & Formatting 1 3
AOP.130 Electronic Health Records 2
BOC.101 Business Records Management 2
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
PSY.101
Introduction to Psychology
or Positive Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
MDT.100 Medical Terminology 2
Spring Semester
AOP.102 Keyboarding & Formatting 2 3
AOP.117 Medical Transcription 1 3
AOP.201 Business English 2
AOP.234 Insurance & Billing in Medical Office 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
SPE.110
Interpersonal Communication
or Introduction to Public Speaking
3
 Total Semester Hours32

Medical Office Professional - AAS.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
AOP.100 Careers for Office Professional 1
AOP.101 Keyboarding & Formatting 1 3
AOP.130 Electronic Health Records 2
BOC.101 Business Records Management 2
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
MDT.100 Medical Terminology 2
PSY.101
Introduction to Psychology
or Positive Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
Spring Semester
AOP.102 Keyboarding & Formatting 2 3
AOP.117 Medical Transcription 1 3
AOP.201 Business English 2
AOP.234 Insurance & Billing in Medical Office 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
SPE.110
Interpersonal Communication
or Introduction to Public Speaking
3
Second Year
Fall Semester
AOP.203 Office Procedures 3
AOP.217 Medical Transcription 2 3
BIO.111 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals 4
BOC.102 Business Communications 3
MDC.102 Medical Coding Cpt 3
Spring Semester
AOP.231 Advanced Electronic Health Records 3
MDC.101 Medical Coding Icd 3
PHL.103 Biomedical Ethics 3
SOC.203 Introduction to Diversity 3
AOP.291
Professional Internship 1
or Professional Internship 2
3
 Total Semester Hours63

Culbertson, Vickie L
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations

Hawkinson, Carrie A
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations

Higgins, Diana D
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations/graphic communications
associate dean of career technical health education