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Medical Office Assistant
The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Program at Lake Tahoe Community College is Administrative.
The Medical Office Assistant degree or certificate is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills to assume responsible administrative positions in medical offices. The core curriculum in the Medical Office Assistant: Administrative program focuses on the effective use of medical terminology and the mechanics of medical coding and billing procedures. Additional courses emphasize contemporary medical office technology skills such as effective computer files management, data entry, and word processing. Students will develop solid skills in bookkeeping/accounting, math, and oral communication as well as an in depth understanding and appreciation of ethical issues related to employment in a medical office.
Two short-term departmental certificates have been designed to assist students in obtaining responsible entry-level administrative and clinical positions in medical offices. The ultimate goal of these certificates is to develop competency in communication, critical thinking, and technology applications as required for the delivery of safe, ethical, legal, and compassionate patient care. For further information about this program, contact the Career and Technical Education department at extension 583.
Medical Terminology: (8 units)
Billing & Coding: (8 units)
The following two courses are also recommended.
Gainful Employment Information (Medical Office Assistant: Administrative)
Related Occupations: Medical/Clinical Assistant, Medical Assistants, Administrative Medical Assisting
To protect student confidentiality no information on "On Time Completion Rates" is reported in programs where fewer than 10 certificates were awarded in a school year.