Medical Office Information Specialist (Fast-Track) Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Medical Terminology NHP180-see note* 3
PC Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Medical Information Management OIM190 3 pre/co-req OIM101
Introduction to Microsoft Office CIT133 3
Advanced Microsoft Office CIT233 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT133 or Chair approval
Collaboration, Communication and Integration in MS Office Applications CIT250 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or Chair approval
Total Credits 16

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*Note: NHP180 course description is found under Allied Health.

Bunker Hill Community College is currently not accepting students into this program as of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Program Overview

This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as professionals within a medical office environment. Students learn basic medical terminology, which is then applied using MediSoft patient accounting software, a patient accounting software package. It also prepares students in third-party billing and coding. All program requirements may be applied to the Associate in Science Degree: Office and Information Management Program.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the program qualify for job opportunities in physicians’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, HMOs, community health agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. They also qualify for jobs within large corporations that provide onsite health services, engage in medical research, or produce medical products. Graduates will qualify for entry-level positions such as medical receptionists, medical records management specialists, patient service representatives. Students may also qualify for at-home opportunities as medical transcriptionists.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and the software applications unique to a medical setting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding and using medical terminology.
  • Use the complete range of Microsoft applications effectively and efficiently.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in medical office operations and communication media.