Medical Office Specialist

Training Certificate

Overview

In 15 months, a person can train to become a Medical Office Specialist performing administrative duties that include scheduling appointments, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, correspondence, and other types of patient records. Other titles for Medical Office Specialist include Medical Secretary and Unity Secretary.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
4.80 48

Medical Terminology

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

Classroom, Hybrid, Online

ID: CEMPR-524

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
2.40 24

Electronic Health Records

Learn the concepts of recording a patient's record in digital format that can be shared across different healthcare settings. The EHR is a complete record of a clinical patient encounter as well as supporting other care-related activities.

Classroom

ID: CEMIM-513

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$545.00
0.30 3

Enhancing Your Professionalism

Building and maintaining a professional image is key to your success. Learn how to build self-confidence, present yourself professionally, and communicate more effectively. Take away the top traits of true professionalism.

Classroom, Virtual

ID: CECDS-564

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$125.00
0.60 6

Organizing Computer Files

Do you have trouble organizing digital photos, documents, and downloads on your computer? Learn to use file management in the Windows environment. The topics include creating and working with folders, finding files, cut, copy, paste, and more.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEBEG-534

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$199.00
1.20 12

Word, Introduction

Learn everything you need to get started creating and editing documents, formatting, proofing, controlling page setup, and more.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEWDP-593

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$1,867.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Medical Office Specialist/Medical Secretary

The medical office specialist or medical secretary performs secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Projected Job Growth

+14.9%

Average Annual Salary

$33,289
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Private Practices

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Medical Office Specialists start at about $33,000 a year performing administrative duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology for hospitals, clinics, or physician offices.