Certificate in Health Information Technology-Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Health Information Technology-Medical Office Administrative Assistant (Cert)


This certificate of achievement is designed as a program for student’s interests in the field of health care information, patient registration, communicating with patients, and privacy and security. Medical Office Administrative Assistants will communicate with patients to collect the necessary demographic, insurance, and clinical information for healthcare services and scan or type this information into an electronic database; assist with scheduling, benefit verification, and/or prior authorization/pre-certification for procedures, x-rays, and other testing; validation of lab or testing orders; and educate patients about their rights, responsibilities, and HIPAA.

Allied Health Core Credit Hours
ALH 116 Medical Terminology 3
ALH 130 Math Skills for Allied Health 2
Computer Information Core Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications in Business 3
Health Information Technology Core Credit Hours
HIT 100 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HIT 170 Electronic Health Records 3
HIT 190 Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement 3
HIT 260 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare 3
HIT 298 Professional Practice Experience 3
Certificate Totals Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 26