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Technical Certificate

Medical Office Management (6387)

Medical Administration is about large responsibilities and small details. This is office management on a higher plane. You’ll help patients schedule appointments, track and file their medical insurance, manage the billing, and find answers and solutions to the kinds of situations that come on the business side of medicine and patient care. Hospital, clinics, and private physicians rely on you to keep the office and practice running smoothly. In return, you can count on stable employment, outstanding benefits, excellent income potential and rapid advancement.

The Medical Office Management program prepares you to enter this exciting field as a medical receptionist, medical office clerk or medical office assistant. You will learn medical office terminology and software. If you are already working in one of these positions, this additional training will be very beneficial.

Florida Community College is ranked the most technologically advanced community college in the nation. The labs in our Advanced Technology Center are state-of-the-art. You can train on campus or online using leading-edge software such as Medisoft Software for scheduling, billing, insurance. Florida Community College partners with every leading hospital and medical center in North East Florida. Our programs match their growth projections. Their directors hold master classes, presentations and job fairs on our campus.

This technical certificate is included as an option within the Medical Office Administration degree program. Students may choose to pursue an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Students may complete a degree in only one of the three specialty tracks, Office Administration, Medical Office or Office Software Applications. Students who wish to add a second area of specialization after completing a degree should pursue the technical certificate in that area.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida has a large aging population and a growing need for medical care. Jacksonville’s hospitals and medical centers add more facilities and services every year. The demand for qualified administrative professionals is high. Florida Community College graduates have no problem entering or advancing in this field.

Annual Salaries
Entry-level positions begin at about $20,000 and can reach $30,000 to $40,000 with advancement. With further education, management positions can take you to the $70,000 range.

Credits earned in this program can be applied towards the A.S./A.A.S. degree in Medical Office Administration.

Estimated tuition is $2,258 (for Florida residents as of 7/06). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $500.

Medical Office Management (6387)

Professional Courses
OST 1100 Keyboarding/Introduction to Word
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
Business and Economics
OST 2771 Word Processing I 3
OST 1355 Introduction to Information and
Records Management
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (for Health
OST 1336 Fundamentals of Business
OST 1464 Computer in the Medical Office 3
OST 1581 Professional Development in the Work
OST 2335 Applied Business Communications 3
OST 1384 Introduction to Customer Service 3
OST 2501 Office Systems Management 3
  Credit Hours 34

Total Credit Hours: 34

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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