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Front Office Medical Assistant

UCCOnline Program

Complete this program online!

Experience the convenience and flexibility of studying online with UCC.
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One-year Certificate

Medical offices need trained professionals to provide front-line administrative support for patients and other healthcare workers. In Umpqua Community College’s Front Office Medical Assistant program, you’ll develop the skills necessary to serve in an entry-level front office or support position.

Specific duties of a front office medical assistant vary depending on the clinic or office, but may include answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, preparing and maintaining patient records, posting charges, copays, and patient payments.

Careers

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Gainful Employment

View Gainful Employment information for graduates with the Medical Assistant Certificate.

Occupational Skills Training

This program is available in an Occupational Skills Training format that is designed to mix school classes and on-the-job training with a potential employer. It’s great for hands-on learners! Individualized training plans are developed in consultation with the student, UCC faculty, UCC advisor, and the work site trainer.
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Catalog Info

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Program Requirements

If you do not know how to keyboard, it is recommended you take OA110 your first quarter or prior to entry into the program.

UCC placement testing to identify possible course prerequisites for writing, math, reading, and computer courses. UCC placement testing will determine if prerequisite courses in writing, math, reading, or computers is needed.

Full-time students can typically complete the Front Office Medical Assistant certificate in one year. A minimum 48 credits is needed. This certificate is a pathway into Medical Office Administration AAS degree program for those wishing to continue their education at a later date.

Money for College

Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.

  • Scholarships and FAFSA (Sources of free money for college. Application times. FAFSA.)
  • UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
  • Work Study (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
  • Financial Advice (Tips on managing your money wisely and staying out of debt.) 

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt 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

Contact

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.

Toni Clough - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Business
Phone: 541-440-7790

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