A successful medical office needs a team of trained support personnel in order to provide the best medical care to its patients. For medical offices to provide the best care to patients, a dedicated, talented team of professionals is needed behind the scenes. This team includes trained administrative professionals to provide critical support in physician offices, medical clinics, or medical centers and hospitals.
In Umpqua Community College’s Medical Office Administration program, you will develop the skills necessary to assist doctors, physicians and surgeons with this important clerical work. Common duties may include scheduling appointments, coding and billing, transcribing medical documents, handling payroll, managing patient records, and writing reports.
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Students not knowing how to keyboard should take OA110 their first quarter or prior to entry into the program. UCC placement testing will determine if pre-requisite courses in writing, math, reading, or computers is needed.
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Bettie Wright, MBA, CMA (AAMA) - Contact
Associate Professor, Business