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Medical Office Administrative Secretary - Program Details

Your medical office administrative secretary degree at Mt. Hood Community College prepares you with the skills needed for a career in a medical office setting. You’ll learn about all aspects of office administration. This includes reception, medical record-keeping, scheduling, coding, and billing. You will also improve your written and oral communication skills to interact with doctors, nurses, and patients.

A Critical Part of the Medical Team

Medical office staff play a critical role in making sure patients get the care they need. This program includes courses teaching computer skills, communication, and medical knowledge to help you be effective in this role.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Discuss the roles of the health care team members, elements of successful leadership, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Describe medical terminology, including disease processes and pharmacology.
  • Differentiate verbal and nonverbal communication, including gender differences, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and speaking and listening elements.
  • Describe the knowledge and skills required of an administrative secretary.
  • Compare and contrast the billing and coding elements.
  • Complete a professional résumé.
  • Describe job searches and correct interview techniques.

Courses and Curriculum

The courses in this major mix written communication, computer skills, and medical knowledge together to prepare you for a medical office career. If you don’t have strong computer skills or want to improve your skills before starting this program, you are encouraged to enroll in BCS090 Computer Basics for College Success. This is a free course offered through the learning success center.

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Your Future in the Medical Office

Your future career options in this field include first-line supervisor, medical secretary, medical manager, and more.

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