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Certificate
Degree: 
Certificate: Business and Office 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.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 1011
1

Students who possess keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.

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
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
AST 2452
2

Prerequisite AST 102 or divisional approval.

Medical Machine Transcription 3 0 3
AST 2903
3

Students may take AST 298 in place of AST 290 if only receiving this certificate.

Coordinated Internship 3 0 3
ENG 1374
4

Students who desire transferable credits must take ENG 111 in place of ENG 137.

Communication Processes I 3 0 3
Elective5
5

Social Science Electives:  ECO 201 , ECO 202 , HIS 121 , HIS 122, PLS 211 , PLS 212 , PSY 200 , PSY 215 , PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 215

Social/Behavior Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Notes:

 

  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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