Academics

Medical Office - Basic

The mission of the Basic Medical Office Certificate program is to provide the curriculum and experiences to enable graduates to attain knowledge, skills, and professional attitude for entry level clerical office work in the healthcare field.

Admission to the Program:

Admission to the Program: Accuplacer Score of 237 or higher. One year high school pre-algebra with a grade of “C” average or higher OR placement into MATH 094 or higher.  Grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above at ICC or last college attended. Keyboarding, 40 words per minute (wpm), and accuracy of 92% is required for admission. Students are required to go to www.typing.com and take a free 2:00 minute online typing test to evaluate individual keyboarding skill level. Students must complete the free typing lessons at www.typing.com to earn the minimal competency required for admission into the program. REQUIREMENTS UPON PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations. Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider. CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.

Accreditation:

This is a certificate, non-accredited program.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 7

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ICC 104INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CAREERS 1
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2
MEDO 110MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS 2
MEDO 112MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS 2

The Basic Medical Office Certificate is intended to provide students with entry-level skills needed to perform clerical office duties in ambulatory settings. After completion of the program, students may be eligible to enroll in the Medical Office Administrative Assistant program, Medical Assistant program, or continue with Associate Level programs.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ICC 104; HLTH 121; MEDO 110; MEDO 112

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
(309) 690-7530

Illinois Career Cluster

Health Science

Career Pathway:
Health Informatics