Medical Office Specialist

HIT Student at COCCThe Medical Office Specialist Certificate program prepares the student to secure entry-level employment as a medical office specialist. With coursework in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, health data content and systems, computer technology, disease, beginning coding and HIPAA, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a successful office career in the health services field. Employment may range from a single physician office to a large hospital organization. Job descriptions may include maintaining medical records and accounts, word processing, basic accounting, scheduling, professional communications, and general operations of a health care facility.

Classes include:

Health Info Systems and Procedures (HIT 103)
Medical Terminology I (AH 111)*
Anatomy & Physiology (BI 231)
English Composition (WR 121) *
Health Data Content & Struct (HIT 104)
Medical Terminology II (AH 112)
Anatomy & Physiology II (BI 232) Anatomy & Physiology III (BI 233)
Interpersonal Communications (SP 218, BA285 or PSY207)
Document Management and Technology (HIT 131A)
Intro to Medical Coding (HIT 182)
Advanced Pathophysiology (HIT 184)

Computer Concepts (CIS 120)+*or Software Applications (CIS 131)
HIPAA Management (HIT 180)
Healthcare Math (HIT 031)

*Prerequisites to HIT

For HIT salary and job opportunities state-wide visit the State of Oregon Employment Market Information System.