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Medical Front Office Certificate

The Medical Front Office Certificate (C1_MFO1) is offered at LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball. It can be earned entirely online through LSC-Online. For more information, please contact the Professional Office Technology Department.

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Program Description

Professional Office Technology certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.

The Professional Office Technology program offers three degree specializations: business administrative support, legal office, or medical office administrator. All options offer certificates that build towards the degree.

  • Legal office specialization offers certificates in legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal administrative assistant.
  • Medical office specialization offers certificates in medical office receptionist, medical front office, and medical administrative assistant.
  • Business administrative support specialization offers certificates in bilingual office, office assistant, administrative support, which includes a choice of either an administrative or bookkeeping track, and administrative assistant.

Medical Office Program Requirements

Students will be required to pay liability insurance during the semesters involving off-campus internships. At some facilities, students may be required to show proof of immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tetanus, and MMR (mumps, measles, rubella). These costs are borne by the student.

Graduation requirement

All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
IYSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers  
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 4
POFM 1300 Medical Coding Basics 3
POFM 1327 Medical Insurance 3
POFM1 2380 Cooperative Education OR 3
POFM 2386 Internship  
ITSW 1301 Intro to Word Processing 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Medical Front Office Certificate:

32

  1. Capstone course
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