Medical Office Management - Certificate Program
Behind every successful medical or dental practice, you'll find a skilled office administration team! If you're interested in a career in the medical or administrative field, Eastern Florida's Medical Office Management Certificate program is a great starting point.
By enrolling in this program, you'll earn a College Credit Certificate (CCC) that will be immediately useful in the workforce. Plus the courses you take can also be applied toward EFSC's Office Administration A.S. degree, which offers three specializations: General Administration, Legal Office, and Medical Office. This certificate program is particularly beneficial if you move on to the A.S. and choose the Medical Office track.
Once you complete the program, you'll be qualified for various entry-level and some mid-level office positions in medical, dental, and other healthcare settings. With the certificate in hand, you could pursue roles such as office assistant, office manager, receptionist, office clerk, and more.
Medical Office Management Certificate - Course Curriculum
The courses for this program are conducted entirely online! That means that you have the flexibility that works for you, especially for those juggling work and college at the same time.
If you've completed or are currently taking Brevard Public Schools career tech courses in the Accounting, Business Technology or Finance areas, you may be eligible to receive advanced standing credit toward your certificate. Another way to save time and money is if you hold certain industry certifications, which could lead to free college credit through an articulation agreement.
If either the industry certification or high school credit options might apply to you, be sure to contact the program advisor for individualized guidance.
The curriculum courses cover a wide range of topics including medical terminology, managing office accounts, accounting, and business communications.
Medical Office Management Certificate - Admissions Information
You can apply for this program through EFSC's regular admissions process. You can apply or start classes in any term that works for you. The program does not require any placement testing or have general education requirements, but we do recommend that you have above-average grades in high school English because of the emphasis on business communication.
If you need assistance with the enrollmet process, reach out to the program advisor.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
For Florida residents, the Medical Office Management Certificate program's in-state tuition totals around $3,540. This amount doesn't include additional expenses like lab fees and course materials. There are various Federal financial aid options and scholarships available to help lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Don't hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office at EFSC for further guidance and support.
College Courses You Would Take
The Medical Office Management Certificate consists of 11 courses and requires earning 34 credit-hours. While almost all the coursework takes place online, there is one service-learning field study course that needs to be completed in person.
Here are some examples of the courses you'll be taking:
Refines skills in keyboarding, builds decision-making skills, and establishes good interpersonal and work habits through simulated medical office situations.
Reviews medical language and terminology, with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pharmaceutical terms, understanding medical subjects, proper pronunciation, and spelling.
Introduces patient billing, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM), the major coding system used in the healthcare field.
Shows you how to write effective business letters, memos, and reports while developing communication techniques for promoting and maintaining good human relations.
Why Study Medical Office Management at EFSC?
Affordable and Transferable to a degree
EFSC offers one of the lowest in-state tuition rates in Florida! This makes Eastern Florida's certificates and degree programs a valuable investment for the future. This certificate's credits can transfer to the Office Administration A.S. degree and the A.S. degree can then seamlessly transfer to one of EFSC's Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science specializations — which are designed for easy transfer for Associate in Science graduates.
Earn a Professional Certification
If you're building a career in office administration, courses in this certificate would make you eligible for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification test offered at Eastern Florida. This certification can enhance your résumé, improve job security, and even lead to higher salary prospects.
Related Degree and Certificate Programs
If you're interested in the Medical Office Management Certificate, it's worth exploring other degree and certificate programs available at Eastern Florida that might align with your career goals as well.