2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2022  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM: Medical Office Specialist Career Studies Certificate


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Career Studies Certificate
221-285-87

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 course-work established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

First Year


Second Year


Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 29


1 Must be taken in the final term of the program or with instructor’s permission.

* This course has a requisite. Requisites for all courses are listed in the course description section at the back of the catalog.

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