Career Studies Certificate
Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to perform a variety of medical office functions. Examples include scheduling of appointments, maintaining health records, coding clinical data, completing health insurance forms, and carrying out billing and collections functions.
Program Objectives: Employment opportunities include positions in physicians’ offices, HMOs, managed care practices, urgent care centers, and in other health-related agencies.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.
Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.
It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.
Program Note: Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certifying examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association or the American Academy of Professional Coders.