The Certificate of Completion Medical Clerical prepares students to perform initial clerical and administrative duties in medical, clinical, hospitals, or healthcare facilities. The graduate will be prepared to schedule and receive patients, obtain patient data, receive payment, maintain medical records, data processing, perform general office skills, office equipment operation, and assume general medical office responsibilities. The student will demonstrate effective communication skills in dealing with patients, medical personnel and peers.
This Certificate of Completion leads to an AAS Medical Assistant. To see how this program links to other programs in the Pathway click here.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Southwestern is required by federal regulations to disclose information related to the College's educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This information is intended to provide students the opportunity to measure employment outcomes associated with certificate programs.
Gainful employment information for the Certificate of Completion Medical Clerical can be found online.
Students must complete a minimum of 49 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in this program must be completed with a ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Certificate of Completion Medical Clerical is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|WR90||Paragraph Fundamentals (or placement in higher writing course)||3-4|
|or WR90R||Academic Literacy|
|AH100||Introduction to Health Care Careers||2|
|AH111||Medical Terminology I||3|
|CIS120||Concepts of Computing||4|
|MTH60||Algebra I 1||4|
|OA124||Keyboard Skill Building||3|
|AH112||Medical Terminology II||3|
|AH121||Body Structures and Functions I 2||3|
|AH150||Medical Office Coding||3|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations 3||3|
|HIM110||Health Information Technology||5|
|AH122||Body Structures and Functions II 2||3|
|AH152||Medical Law and Ethics||2|
|WR115||Introduction to Expository Writing(or higher)||3|
|AH280A||CWE: Allied Health Front Office 4||2|
BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, and BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III sequence may be substituted for AH121 Body Structures and Functions I & AH122 Body Structures and Functions II.
All of the first year courses must be completed with a 'C' or better before taking AH280A CWE: Allied Health Front Office.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate general knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and medical law and ethics.
- Demonstrate proficiency in medical office administrative practices.
- Demonstrate proficiency in word processing.