Program Offerings

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Biller

The Medical Biller's Certificate Program trains students in billing procedures for medical offices and outpatient facilities.  This program focuses on medical billing skills and computer applications.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Assign CPT codes to procedures and services
  • Assign ICD-10-CM codes to diagnoses
  • Perform insurance billing procedures necessary for entry-level employment in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Apply and sit for the Certified Professional Coder examination (CPC)

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and disease processes
  • Computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Electronic medical record (EHR) applications
  • Procedure and diagnostic coding
  • Insurance and bookkeeping activities
  • Computer billing and insurance applications

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Certificate of Achievement in Medical Receptionist

The Medical Receptionist Certificate Program trains students to perform administrative procedures for employment as a receptionist in a medical office, outpatient clinic, or health center.  This program focuses on medical-clerical skills and computer applications.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Receive, communicate with, and support patients and staff
  • Use computer applications to create documents and perform medical record and billing activities
  • Apply the principles of health care ethics and professional conduct with patients, staff, and the community
  • Apply the principles of procedure coding and billing to insurance claims and other financial documents

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Written correspondence, appointment scheduling, and telephone technique
  • Communication and professionalism
  • Procedure coding and encounter activities
  • Insurance and bookkeeping activities
  • Electronic health record applications

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Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program trains students to perform administrataive, clinical, and selective laboratory procedures for employment in medical offices, outpatient clinics, medical laboratories, and health centers.

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP),25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33703, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org, on recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).  Students who complete the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting will be eligible to apply to write the national qualifying examination for certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Effectively perform clinical procedures, laboratory tests, phlebotomy, and diagnostic studies
  • Use computer applications to create documents and perform medical record and billing activities
  • Practice infection control and adhere to OSHA regulations
  • Receive, communicate with, and support patients and staff
  • Collaborate in a culturally diverse health care environment and apply the prinicples of health care ethics and professional conduct with patients, staff, and the community
  • Apply for and pass the Certified Medical Assistant Examination (CMA) offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or other approved medical assisting certification examination
  • Apply for and pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Examination (CPT-1)

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and disease processes
  • Computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Communication and professionalism
  • Written correspondence, appointment scheduling, and telephone technique
  • Procedure and diagnostic coding
  • Insurance and bookkeeping activities
  • Electronic health record (EHR) applications
  • Taking medical histories and vital signs
  • Explaining treatments and procedures to patient
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during examinations
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Preparing and administering medication as directed by a physician
  • Authorizing prescription refills as directed
  • Drawing blood
  • Performing electrocardiograms
  • Instructing patients about medications and special diets

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Certificate of Achievement in Medical Evaluation Assistant

The Medical Evaluation Assistant (MEA) Certificate Program is designed specfically for employment within the San Francisco Department of Public Health including the neighborhood health clinics.  Students have the option of completing additional courses for a Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting. 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Effectively perform clinical procedures, laboratory tests, phlebotomy, and diagnostic studies
  • Practice infection control and adhere to OSHA regulations
  • Receive, communicate with, and support patients and staff
  • Collaborate in a culturally diverse health care environment and apply the principles of health care ethics and professional conduct with pateints, staff, and the community
  • Apply for and pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician examinatin (CPT-1)

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Computer billing, insurance and electronic health record applications
  • Disease process and chronic health issues
  • Clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and diagnostic studies
  • Drawing blood

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Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting degree program requires students to complete the General Education Requirement Areas A-H in addition to the Medical Assisting courses listed for the program.  Refer to the current College catalog for course listings and descriptions of the General Education Requirements.

Classes and student learning outcomes (SLOs) are the same as the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting with the additional focus on:

  • Organization and management
  • Advanced computer applications

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Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Assisting

The Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Assisting degree program requires students to complete the General Education Requirement Areas A-H in addition to the Medical Administrative Assisting courses listed for the program.  Refer to the current College catalog for course listings and descriptions of the General Education Requirements.

Classes concentrate on the medical-clerical courses with an emphasis on management skills.

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