2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program prepares students to perform administrative skills in a physician's office and qualifies students to sit for the Nationally Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam. The MOA program allows students to complete a certificate and seek employment.

Credit Hours Required: 20-31


Medical Office Assistant Certificate Suggested Course Sequence   

AND choose one Biology option below:

Option 2

Note: Students planning to pursue a Medical Assistant AAS degree should complete this option.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Office Assistant Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Manage medical records upholding security and privacy standards as outlined in HIPAA regulations. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, HIM 173)
  2. Use computer programs commonly found in health care settings. (AHS 120, CSA 126)
  3. Assist the health care provider in delivering care to clients with multiple health care needs. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 130, BIO 160, BIO 156/181, BIO 201, BIO 202)
  4. Document how diversity and culture affect delivery of health care. (AHS 100, AHS 120)
  5. Describe the structural organization of the body. (AHS 100, AHS 105, BIO 160, BIO 156/181, BIO 201, BIO 202)
  6. Calculate medical dosages. (MAT 100)
  7. For all major body systems, describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy and restoration strategies. (AHS 105, AHS 130)
  8. Distinguish if it is appropriate to release patient records in accordance with policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, HIM 173)
  9. Use effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120)