Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers Medical Office Assistant Certificate for students interested in learning about the necessary skills for working in a medical practice from an administrative and assistant standpoint. Students who are interested in learning how to provide clinical and administrative assistance to physicians and other medical personnel may also be interested in this program. Students will also learn about medical coding skills, applications of coding, and international coding standards for communication of medical data. Students will develop their clinical, administrative, and communicative abilities in order to prepare for roles assisting doctors in office, laboratory, and other medical settings.

Students will study the business functions of medical offices and prepare by developing their understanding of administrative and assistant responsibilities. Those courses include Microsoft office, medical terminology, medical document transcription, medical insurance coding and billing, business communications, legal concepts, medical office accounting, longer term care medical records.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for roles as administrative medical assistants. These qualifications include the ability to identify, administer, and document medication based on usage outcomes, side effects, and according to patient rights principles; the demonstration of collecting, processing, and testing diagnostic specimens and documenting follow-up results; showing the ability to apply quality control and safety principles in the workplace; demonstrating the ability to perform and document routine clinical procedures according to office protocol; showing the ability to perform and document routine administrative procedures according to office protocol; applying verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills in the workplace; and demonstrating ethical standards and confidentiality for patient privacy and integrity in practice.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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