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Swainsboro Campus
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Medical Front Office Assistant

Offered at the Following Campus

Program Overview

The Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate is designed to provide the educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to secure an entry level position as a receptionist in a physician's office, hospital, clinic, or other related areas. Technical courses apply to the degree or diploma program in office technology.

The standard curriculum for the Medical Front Office Assistant certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program any semester. The certificate generally takes 2 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 25 credit hours.

Approved Electives: ACCT 1105, ACCT 1120, ACCT 2140, BUSN 1100, BUSN 1190, BUSN 1250, BUSN 1320, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, BUSN 1420, BUSN 1430, BUSN 2160, BUSN 2240, BUSN 2250, CIST 1001, CIST 1130, CIST 1601, CIST 2127, CIST 2128, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1105, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1115, MGMT 1120, MGMT 1125, MGMT 2115, MGMT 2120, MGMT 2130, MKTG 1100

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Curriculum Outline (25 hours)
General Core Courses (6 hours)

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

3
2250
(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Occupational Courses (19 hours)
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
4
5250

(Prerequisites: The ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors.)  
(Co-requisites: The ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors.)  Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

(Prerequisites: BUSN 1440, BUSN 2310/ALHS 1011, BUSN 2300/ALHS1090) Emphasizes the essential skills required for the medical office. Introduces the knowledge and skills of procedures for billing purposes. Introduces the basic concept of medical administrative assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical administrative assistant's role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical administrative assisting, medical law, ethics, patient relations/human relations, physician-patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard or computerized accounting, health insurance, transcription of medical documents, and billing/collection. Program students will take exit exam when enrolled in this course.

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Elective
6
0
Choose One (3 hours)
3
3750
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
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Guided Elective
3
0