Students

Workforce

Community

Alumni & Giving

Faculty/Staff

PDF version
Career and Technical Studies
Degree: 
Certificate: Business and Office with a major in Medical Office Clerk
Length: 
Two-semester (one-year) program
Purpose: 

The curriculum for Medical Office Clerk is a one-year program of instruction in clerical activities related to the health field.

Occupational Objectives: 

Position in health-related facilities; namely, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, certain government agencies, and other health care institutions, such as:

  • Admissions Clerk
  • File Clerk
  • Financial Clerk
  • Insurance Clerk
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Receptionist
  • Typist

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Medical Office Clerk program requires competency in English as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in one year.

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
AST 1011 Keyboarding I 3 0 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3 0 3
AST 136 Office Record Keeping 3 0 3
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3
HIM 113 Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
Second Semester
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
AST 2452 Medical Machine Transcription 3 0 3
AST 2903 Coordinated Internship 3 0 3
ENG 1374 Communication Processes I 3 0 3
HLT 145 Ethics for Health Care Professionals 2 0 2
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 34
Notes: 

1Students who possess keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.
2Prerequisite AST 102 or divisional approval.
3Students may take AST 298 in place of AST 290.
4Students who desire transferable credits must take ENG 111 and CST 110 in place of ENG 137.

Side Panel