Program Offerings

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Biller

The Medical Biller's Certificate Program trains students in billing procedures for physician 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 services and procedures
  • Assign ICD codes to diagnosis
  • 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 and medical terminology
  • Medical typing and transcription
  • Procedure and diagnostic coding
  • Insurance and bookkeeping procedures
  • 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 duties for employment as a receptionist in a physician's office, hospital, outpatient clinic, or home care agency.  This program focuses on medical-clerical skills and computer applications.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Perform the medical receptionist skills necessary for entry-level employment in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Perform computer applications necessary for entry-level employment in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment as a Medical Receptionist in an ambulatory health care setting

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy and medical terminology
  • Medical typing, transcription, and correspondence
  • Greeting patients, appointment scheduling, and telephone technique
  • Procedure and diagnostic coding
  • Insurance and bookkeeping procedures
  • Computer applications and the electronic health record

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Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Assisting

The Medical Office Assisting Certificate Program trains students to perform administrataive, clinical, and selective laboratory procedures for employment in physician's offices, outpatient clinics, medical laboratories, and home care agencies. 

The Medical Office Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).  Students who complete the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office 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:

  • Perform the clinical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a medical assistant in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Perform the administrative skills necessary for entry-level employment as a medical assistant in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment as a medical assistant in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Apply and sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Examination (CMA) offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Apply and sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Examination (CPT-1)

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy and medical terminology
  • Medical typing, transcription, and correspondence
  • Greeting patients, appointment scheduling, and telephone technique
  • Procedure and diagnostic coding
  • Insurance and bookkeeping procedures
  • Computer applications and the electronic health record
  • Taking medical histories and vital signs
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during examinations
  • Performing selective laboratory tests
  • Preparing and administering medication
  • Authorizing prescription refills
  • Drawing blood
  • Performing electrocardiograms
  • Providing patient education

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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 Office Assisting. 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Perform the clinical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a Medical Evaluation Assistant (MEA) within the Department of Public Health system
  • Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment as a Medical Evaluation Assistant in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Apply and sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician examinatin (CPT-1)

Classes concentrate on:

  • Anatomy and medical terminology
  • Medical typing and transcription
  • Computer billing and the electronic health record
  • Disease process and chronic health issues
  • Clinical procedures
  • Drawing blood

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Associate of Science in Medical Office Assisting

The Associate of Science in Medical Office 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.  This option is available to students beginning with the Fall 2009 semester.  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 Office 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 Administarive Assisting courses listed for the program.  This option is available to students beginning with the Fall 2009 semester.  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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