2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Medical Office Clerk Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Medical Office Clerk Certificate is designed to prepare the graduate for positions as entry-level medical office support professionals. The program includes courses in general office skills, grammar, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, medical records, and medical document processing and computer applications. Graduates may find employment in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and other health facilities.

Employment opportunities for MIT Certificate graduates may be found in outpatient-related settings such as physician’s practices, medical clinics, surgical centers, hospitals, insurance companies, managed care organization, long-term care facilities, and home-health agencies.

These settings provide a variety of administrative support positions including medical receptionist, patient registration clerk, medical records clerk and patient accounts representative.

Credit/Grade Requirements The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 38 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Recommended: HIV/AIDS and CPR Certification

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Gisela Dicklin gdicklin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1504
Kim Haines kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Jackie Kulbel jkulbel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1051
Teri Odegard todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 312C
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. Program Requirements (31 credits minimum):

II. Career Management Skills Requirements (7 credits):

These classes should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present themselves positively in a job interview.
  • Apply medical terminology skills to assigned tasks. Apply legal, ethical, and confidentially concepts.

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