Medical Office Pathway

Medical Office Pathway... Three Classes Away To Building Your Resume To Work In A Medical Front Office Position!

Step One:  Medical Terminology


 Registration by appointment only

 Learn to communicate effectively in the workplace as you prepare for a career in healthcare. Understanding the meaning of interchangeable words and medical terms used in different contexts in medical services and procedures makes the language of medicine easy to master for use in the office for medical transcription, billing, and coding. Class provides instruction in basic medical terminology with an emphasis on body systems.  

 Prerequisite: a passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test.  No HS Diploma/GED required for this class. Additional fee required for textbook.

Instructor:  B. Downing
Proposed Spring Semester Schedule:  1/17/2017 - 6/1/2017  Tuesdays and Thursdays    
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Step Two:  Administrative Medical Assistant 


 Registration by appointment only

The Administrative Medical Assistant sets the tone in any healthcare facility.  Learn the skills needed to keep a medical office running smoothly.  This class covers front office procedures, communication, medical insurance, and CPT coding overview for insurance processing.  

Prerequisite: Attend the Administrative Medical Assistant orientation on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm and get a passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test. 

No HS Diploma or equivalency required for this class. 

Instructor(s):  D. Watts

 Proposed Spring Semester Schedule: 1/18/2017-5/31/2017  Mondays & Wednesdays  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Step 3:  Medical Billing and Coding 


Registration at the HOC Office.  Please bring your Medical Terminology completion certificate to sign up for this class.

This course provides entry-level skills. Instruction will cover the following areas: basic diagnostic coding (ICD-10-CM), procedural (CPT) coding, and HCPCS level II coding.  Jobs in the field include medical insurance biller, medical insurance clerk, front office medical assistant, accountant or information clerk.  

 Prerequisite is successful completion of Medical Terminology and Administrative Medical Assistant.        

 Additional fee required for textbooks.

Instructor:  D. Watts

 Proposed Spring Semester Schedule:  1/17/2017 - 6/1/2017  Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm