Medical Office Administrative Assistant
Certificate (Certificate Program) - 31 Credit Hours
The mission of the Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate program is to provide the curriculum and experiences to enable graduates to attain knowledge, attitudes, and skills to perform as an entry-level medical office administrative assistant.
Admission to the Program:
Criteria for admission include: (1) graduation from high school or equivalent; (2) an ACT composite score of 14 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989) or 17 or above (tested October 28, 1989 or later); (3) at least a "C" average in courses taken at other colleges, in the case of transfer students; (4) at least a "C" average in 9 or more semester hours of approved courses taken at Illinois Central College, in the case of students not initially admissible to the program; (5) one semester of high school word processing or equivalent; (6) HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better.
Placement scores into ENGL 110 and MATH 094.
Recommended High School Subjects: (1) 3 years of English; (2) 1 year of Pre-Algebra; (3) one semester of high school word processing or equivalent.
Upon Acceptance into the Program: A drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunizations will be required upon acceptance into this program.
Proof of current CPR certification is required: American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) level or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer level by the date specified by the instructor (proof of certification must be in the form of an original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either AHA or ARC). Deadline for providing proof of current CPR certification is December 1 of the program's fall semester.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
|Required Program Courses|
|ACCTG 105||BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I **||3|
|BIOL 106||HUMAN BIOLOGY **||4|
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY **||4|
|BUS 121||PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE **||3|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I *||3|
|HEOCC 112||INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY **||2|
|MEDO 110||MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS||4|
|MEDO 112||MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS||1|
|MEDO 115||INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING||3|
|MEDO 117||INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING||2|
|MEDO 122||MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM||3|
|TYPE 121||KEYBOARDING/WORD PROCESSING II **||3|
* All courses within the program must be completed within (5) years of admission to the program excluding ENGL 110.
** Underlined courses may be completed prior to admission into program.
To remain in and graduate from the program: "C" or better in all required program courses.
For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department
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Full Time Employed: 100%
Possible Occupations: Computer Programmers, Medical Transcriptionists.