Medical Front Office Assistant

Program Overview

The Medical Front Office Assistant certificate program is designed to provide the educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to secure an entry level position as a receptionist in a physician’s office, hospital, clinic, or other related areas. Technical courses apply to the degree or diploma program in office technology.

Students may enter the Medical Front Office Assistant certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 22 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Medical Front Office Assistant certificate program must be able to work in an office setting, type and produce business documents, be a fast and accurate typist, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, and have a strong work ethic.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online

Salary Potential

$16,640.00 – $20,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,862.00
Books & Supplies:  $600.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Receptionists and assistants are charged with a responsibility that may affect the success of an organization-making a good first impression.  Persons in these positions answer telephones, route and screen calls, greet visitors/patients, respond to inquires from the public, and provide information about the organization.  In a medical office environment, receptionists and assistants may be responsible for gathering patient information and directing them to waiting rooms.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • BUSN2340Healthcare Administrative Procedures4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXSpecific Occupational Guided Elective - 6 Hours6 credit hours0 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • BUSN2300Medical Terminology2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 22