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Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 31 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

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:
MEDO 110; MEDO 112; BIOL 106 or BIOL 140; TYPE 121; MEDO 115

Spring Semester 1:
MEDO 122; ACCTG 105; MEDO 117; HEOCC 112; BUS 121; ENGL 110


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ACCTG 105BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I **3
BIOL 106HUMAN BIOLOGY **4
or
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY **4
BUS 121PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE **3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I *3
HEOCC 112INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY **2
MEDO 110MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS 4
MEDO 112MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS 1
MEDO 115INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING 3
MEDO 117INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING 2
MEDO 122MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM 3
TYPE 121KEYBOARDING/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

Thomas Building
(309) 999-4600

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