Medical Information Management Assistant Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Skills for the Administrative Success OIM105 satisfies learning community requirement 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement and pre/co-req OIM103
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Medical Terminology NHP180-see note** 3
Administrative Technology and Procedures OIM115 3 OIM103 and CIT110
Medical Information Management OIM190 3 Pre/co-req OIM103
Records and Information Management OIM106 3 Pre/co-req CIT110 or CIT133
MS Word II OIM112 3 OIM103 and CIT110 or Chair approval
Administrative Business Communication I OIM132 - see note* 3 ENG095 or placement and OIM103
Introduction to Physicians’ Billing OIM200 3 Pre/co-req NHP180
Total Credits 27

OIM103 is a prerequisite or co-requisite to program, which should be taken prior to or during the first semester. An exemption exam is available through the Center for Self-Directed Learning (H-165) for students who type 40 words per minute or more with accuracy and know MS Word and document format.

*Note: An exemption exam is available through the Prior Learning Assessment program located in D221I.

**Note: NHP180 course description is found under the Surgical Technology.

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 on-site 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, and medical administrative assistants. Students also may qualify for at-home opportunities as medical transcriptionists.

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.