Prepares students for the varied and expanded responsibilities involved in working within medical offices today.
Students will receive training in numerous areas including administrative, clinical and management aspects, which will give them an understanding of the workings within today’s medical businesses. Graduates will have the skills necessary to obtain a position as a medical office manager. Students completing the program are eligible to take the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and will have the skills necessary to manage a medical office effectively. Students must complete the medical assistant certificate consisting of AHS 145, AHS 146, AHS 147, AHS 148, AHS 149, and AHS 290 prior to pursuing the rest of the degree.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. apply office management skills to perform daily medical office tasks;
2. apply clinical skills to a medical office;
3. display professional behavior in a medical setting;
4. explain legal and ethical issues in the healthcare setting.
General Education: 19 credits
All general education coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.