Healthcare Office Skills - Certificate of Proficiency

The Healthcare Office Skills Certificate of Proficiency is part of the Health Information Technology Technical Certificate Program (HIT).  The HIT program is designed to provide individuals with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a medical assistant, medical office assistant, medical transcriptionist, medical insurance coder, or medical insurance technical with emphasis on the analysis of medical records. Of special note, medical coders must take and pass the national certification examinations that are administered through various accrediting agencies.

Course Requirements:

FALL SEMESTER     Credit hours
BUS 1133 Tech Medical Terminology 3
CFA 1103 Computer Fundamentals 3
HIT 1023 Tech Law and Ethics in Healthcare 3
HIT 1033 Tech Medical Coding I 3
HIT 1043 Essentials of the Human Body 3
1063 Medical Office Procedures 3
EXIT: HEALTHCARE OFFICE SKILLS CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY  CIP CODE -51.0702 (18)

Health Information Technology

UAM College of Technology-McGehee would like to welcome you to an exciting career in the field of Health Information Technology (HIT).

We offer three options in the HIT Program:

  1. Certificate of Proficiency, listed above
  2. HIT Technical Certificate, courses listed below
  3. Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology           

The Health Information Technology Technical Certificate Program is designed to provide individuals with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a medical assistant, medical office assistant, medical transcriptionist, medical insurance coder, or medical insurance technician with emphasis on the analysis of medical records.  

Note: Medical coders must take and pass the national certification examinations that are administered through various accrediting agencies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the Health Information program will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide support in health care office environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate pertinent information to patients, billing specialists and members of the medical team.

Technical Certificate

Dept Course
Number
Course Title Credit
Hours
    SEMESTER I  
BUS 1133 Tech Medical Terminology 3
CFAS 1103 Tech Computer Fundamentals 3
HIT 1033 Tech Medical Coding I 3
HIT 1043 Essentials of the Human Body 3
HIT 1063 Tech Medical Office Procedures 3
HIT 1023 Tech Law and Ethics in Healthcare 3
TOTAL 18
    SEMESTER II
 BUS  2003 Tech Business English or higher 3
HIT 2023 Tech Advanced Medical Terminology 3
HIT 2053 Tech Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIT 2043 Tech Medical Coding II 3
BUS 2143 Tech Business Mathematics 3
TOTAL 15
    SEMESTER III
HIT  2203 Tech HIT Practicum 3
    Choose 3 hours from the following:  
BUS 2163 Tech Spreadsheet Applications 3
HIT 2013 Tech Medical Transcription
HIT 2083 Tech Electronic Health Records
  TOTAL 3
     
    Total Hours for Technical Certificate: 39

*This course may be scheduled during any semester or summer term and must be completed before a technical certificate can be awarded

Click here to print a Technical Certificate Program of Study