Medical Office Specialist

HIT Student at COCCThe Medical Office Specialist Certificate includes the coursework from the Medical Insurance Certificate plus additional courses that 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:


AH 111 Medical Terminology I

CIS 120 Computer Concepts

WR 121 Academic Composition


Fall Term

HIT 103 Health Info Systems/Procedures

HIT 180 HIPAA Management

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

AH 112 Medical Terminology II

Winter Term

HIT 104 Health Data Content/Structure

MTH 031 Health Care Math

BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Choose one of the following:

SP 218 Interpersonal Communication

or BA 285 Business Human Relations*

or PSY 101 Applied Psychology*

*May not be offered winter term. Please check course schedule.

Spring Term

HIT 131A Document Mgmt/Technology

HIT 182 Intro to Medical Coding

HIT 184 Adv Pathophysiology

BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III



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