New River Community College

5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084-1127

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The Medical Office Assistant Career Studies Certificate offered by New River Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is intended to prepare students to take on the roles and responsibilities of a medical office assistant. This program aims to prepare students to take on employment positions such as an office assistant in a medical practice in a hospital setting or in other health care organizations. It is important to note that this program has some additional admissions requirements. Students must also take an English placement exam. If a student is deficient in this, then they are required to take additional courses to correct those deficiencies in New River Community College’s Developmental Studies Program.

This program requires its students to take and complete 18 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Medical office Assistant Career Studies Certificate. A student can complete this program in two semesters if they are taking courses part time. The required courses include: Editing and Proofreading Skills, Microcomputer Office Applications, Medical Terminology, Office Administration, Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I, and Electronic Health Records Management. These courses are paramount to a student gaining an understanding of the skills, knowledge, and responsibilities required by a position such as a Medical Office Assistant.

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