Medical Office Specialist Training Program - On Campus
Medical Office Specialist Training Program - On Campus

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Career Description
Medical office specialists hold administrative or clerical positions in a health care setting. The Department of Labor reports that medical administrative employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical administrative assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-2016 decade. Medical office specialists answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and schedule appointments. They work in physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies and medical manufacturers.

Medical Office Specialists Training Program
TTC’s Medical Office Specialist Training Program is for individuals considering employment in a health care setting or those who presently work in the field and want formal training. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal communication, familiarization with administrative duties and skill development in administrative functions such as reception, scheduling, filing, billing, completion of insurance claims, patient relations, bookkeeping and medical terminology. This blended course will require all students to have Internet access outside of the college as training includes online course work every week. This online course work is expected to be conducted outside the hours spent in the classroom. Cost of training includes tuition only. A SLED check and drug urine screen are required prior to entering externship.

To enroll, you must be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency (GED). Note: Upon start of externship, all students are required to show proof of intradermal TB skin test, major medical insurance, CPR certification, MMR proof, SLED check and drug screen. Externship is usually Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or as assigned by your externship facility recommendations.
  
Approval
Students who successfully complete the classroom training program are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) national certification given by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or the Medical Office Assistant national certification examination given by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). 
Medical Office Specialist Training Program

Books not included

XMAA 506-003

8/12-2/5/15

TTh

5-10 p.m.

$2,395

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