Medical Assistant: Front Office Program

Program #24445

This program will prepare students to work in an entry-level position in the front office or reception area of a medical facility. These include medical receptionist, appointment scheduler, medical bookkeeping, authorization clerk, and medical data entry.

Core Courses
MEDO 260 Introduction to Medical Assisting48
MEOC 210 Introduction of Computers for Health Care Workers48
MEOC 104 Medical Terminology48
MEDO 115 Medical Assisting: Front Office36
MEOC 112 Medical Insurance Billing - A Practical Approach to Medical Billing72
Total Hours252
First Year
Fall TermHoursWinter TermHoursSpring TermHours
MEDO 26048MEOC 10448MEDO 11536
 MEOC 21048 
 48 96 36
Second Year
Fall TermHours  
MEOC 11272  
 72  
Total Hours 252

MEDO 115 36 Hours Medical Assisting: Front Office

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 260 Introduction of Medical Assisting and COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

This course introduces students to medical office procedures in preparation for entry-level positions in the front office or reception area of a medical facility. These include medical data entry. Students review reception techniques, patient records and insurance forms. Keyboarding experience advised. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 260 48 Hours Introduction to Medical Assisting

This course is an introduction to the medical assisting profession and career opportunities. Topics covered include personal characteristics, professional responsibilities, ethical behavior, health care settings, medical law, and therapeutic communication skills. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 104 48 Hours Medical Terminology

Required course for Pharmacy Technician Certificate and Medical Assisting Certificate program, but also welcomes all students preparing for a variety of professional/paraprofessional careers in the medical field. Learn medical terms or strengthen prior knowledge. Offers basics of terminology, anatomy and diagnostics. (Apportionment)

MEOC 112 72 Hours Medical Insurance Billing - A Practical Approach to Medical Billing

Prerequisite(s): COMP 100 Introduction to Computers or MS 104 Introduction to Windows Operating System and keyboard competency of 30 wpm.

An overview of outpatient medical insurance billing in preparing students for entry-level positions. Students review theory and practice data entry for private, Blue Cross/BlueShield, Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, TRICARE/CHAMPUS and workers' compensation billing. CPT and ICD-9 coding covered. Medical billing software utilized in computer lab. Keyboarding experience advised. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 210 48 Hours Introduction of Computers for Health Care Workers

Prerequisite(s): COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding or Typing 30 words per minute.

This course is an introduction to computers for individuals entering the health care field. This course provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology for health care students. The course provides a comprehensive survery of the interconnections of information technology and health care. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)