Program: Medical Office Billing Clerk
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-285-73
Length: Twenty-eight (28) credit hours.
The program is designed for both part-time and full-time students, and may be completed in 2-3 semesters depending on student class load.
Program Head: Cinda Schmitt
Purpose: This program is designed for persons seeking employment as a medical office billing clerk or for those presently in business who desire to increase their knowledge or update their skills.
Occupational Objectives: The curriculum combines instruction in the areas required for competence as an entry-level employee in business, government, and other organizations. Occupations for which the program prepares students include: Certified Reimbursement Specialist, Medical Office Billing Clerk, Medical Office Trainee, Medical Coder/Auditor, and Office Services Trainee.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to assume entry level positions as medical office billing clerks. This certificate fulfills requirements to sit for the National Exam for Certified Reimbursement Specialist (CRS).
Admission Requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, entry into the Medical Office Billing Clerk Career Studies Certificate requires proficiency in basic arithmetic and English. Students who are not proficient in these subjects will be required to take developmental courses. To enter the Medical Office Billing Clerk Career Studies Certificate program, students must have completed AST 102 and AST 141 or have the equivalent keyboarding and word processing skills.
Program Requirements: Candidates for the Medical Office Billing Clerk Career Studies Certificate must successfully complete all required courses and must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all ACC, AST, HLT, and MDA courses. All HIM and MDA classes (except MDA 207) have a pre- and/or co-requisite of HLT 143 (Medical Terminology I) and HLT 144 (Medical Terminology II).
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.
|Medical Office Billing Clerk CSC (221-285-73)
|HLT 143||Medical Terminology I||3|
|AST 271||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|MDA 209||Medical Office Insurance||2|
|MDA 208||Medical Coding||2|
|ACC 211||Principles of Accounting||3|
|MDA 207||Medical Law & Ethics||2|
|HLT 144||Medical Terminology II||3|
|AST 205||Business Communications||3|
|MDA 210||Medical Office Software Application||1|
|HIM 110||Intro. To Human Pathology||3|
|HIM 151||Reimbursement Issues||2|
|MDA 296||On-Site Training||1|
|Total Minimum Credits||28|