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Programs of Study

Health Careers

Medical Office Management and Billing

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 36

Academic Support Courses - 12 SCH

COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing
HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I
HPRS 2300 - Pharmacology for Health Professions
MDCA 1309 - Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants

First Semester - 12 SCH (Summer)

HITT 2340 - Advanced Medical Billing and Reimbursement
MDCA 1343 - Medical Insurance
POFM 1300 - Basic Medical Coding
POFM 1302 - Medical Software Applications

Second Semester - 12 SCH

HITT 2335 - Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
ITSW 1304 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
POFT 1364 - Practicum - Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science, General
POFT 2312 - Business Correspondence & Communication

Marketable Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility
  • Computer Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Experience Through Volunteer Medical Office Work

Program Outcomes

  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Clinic Operating Procedures
  • Medical Office Billing Practices
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Good working knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • General Knowledge of ICD-10 and & CPT Coding
  • Submission of claims to insurance carriers
  • Answering inquiries on a timely basis
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $39,990; 10% of workers earn $26,790 or less; 10% of workers earn $67,570 or more.

Career Opportunities

Medical secretary; Healthcare technician; Medical biller/coder; Medical clinic receptionist; Front office assistant in a physician’s office; Unit clerk in a health care facility; Allied health care administrative assistant; Patient registration.

High School Endorsements

Public Service

Additional Educational Opportunities

Associate Degree, Bachelor or Master Degree in Business Administration, Public Health, or Health Administration