​​​​The Office Technology Certificate programs are designed for students who wish to enter the office workforce or update existing skills. Office Technology course develop the cutting-edge skills required by today's employers including use of software programs, producing correspondence, managing records, scheduling appointments, and expertise in specialized fields such as law or medicine. Every firm needs office workers to carry out the day-to-day activities of the business. So, there are many opportunities for office workers with technical skills. Office Technology majors may specialize in general, medical, or law with talents that could place the student in corporate, government, educational, legal and medical environments.

Certificates of Achievement

Legal Administrative Assistant (30 units)

Legal administrative assistants perform the administrative tasks in a law office, such as answering the telephone, managing files, preparing law office correspondence and legal documents, and maintaining the calendar. Legal administrative assistants are in great demand. Qualified legal administrative assistants who have strong skills can find lucrative opportunities with law firms and corporate legal departments, government agencies, and a variety of business and industries -- such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and real estate companies. This certificate program prepares students to pursue employment as a legal administrative assistant. Training is provided in legal terminology, law office procedures, legal research, computer technology, machine transcription document preparation, keyboarding, and written and verbal communications.

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Legal Office Clerk (12 units)

Legal office clerks performs basic support tasks in a law office. This entry level position includes responsibilities such as producing correspondence, performing receptionist duties, answering telephones, filing, and managing calendars. The Legal Office Clerk Certificate provides training in computer technology, legal office procedures, legal terminology, machine transcription, English skills, and keyboarding. With experience, legal office clerks may advance to administrative assistants and office managers.

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General Office (30-32 units)

This program provides training in common skills used in the business office - keyboarding, computer applications, English, accounting, and business communications. General office workers obtain employment in many environments: corporate settings, government, schools, and hospitals. Related job titles include administrative assistant, executive assistant, executive secretary, office assistant, and secretary. After gaining some work experience or specialized skills, many workers transfer to jobs with higher pay or greater advancement potential.

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Medical Administrative Assistant (33 units)

This program prepares students for employment in a medical environment. Students develop skills and knowledge to perform a variety of duties to aid in the efficient workflow and operations of a medical related facility. Coursework indicates medical terminology, computer technology, medical law and ethics, and “front office” tasks — such as patient scheduling, reception, coding and billing, transcription, and records management.

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Medical Coding and Billing Specialist (33-34 units)

Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are primarily responsible for submitting documentation of patient medical care to insurance companies. Duties include billing insurance companies and patients; collecting payment for services; and documenting tests, treatments, and procedures, using correct medical terminology—referred to as “coding.” This program provides the training that is required to perform these duties.

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Medical Office Clerk (12 units)

The Medical Office Clerk Certificate prepares students to perform common tasks in a medical workplace. Students develop skills in medical terminology, medical office procedures, and basic medical coding and billing principles.

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Department Certificates

Clerical/Data Entry (12 Units)

Organizations need to process a rapidly growing amount of information. Data entry workers help ensure the efficient handling of information processing. Duties include inputting data into computers and performing editing, proofreading, and clerical tasks. This certificate program provides training in the essential skills to carry out these tasks. Job opportunities exist in part-time, full-time, and work-at-home positions. Data entry workers are known by various job titles, such as data entry clerk, data entry operator, data entry specialist, and clerk. Data entry jobs frequently serve as stepping stones to higher paying positions with increased responsibilities.

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Word Processing (12 units)

This program prepares students for both entry-level and advanced word processing positions in a variety of office settings. It also serves as a foundation for specialization in fields such as legal transcription and desktop publishing. The Word Processing Certificate includes courses in rapid and accurate keyboarding, document editing and formatting, advanced word processing techniques, English Skills for the Office and an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Electronic Medical Records Clerk (9 units)

This program prepares students for entry-level clerical positions involving Electronic Health Records. Training is provided in computer basics, medical terminology, and electronic records technology. EHR clerks work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and nursing homes—typically under the direction of a manager or supervisor.

Hospital Inpatient Coder (9 units)

Coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnoses, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes for statistical reporting and reimbursement purposes. A Hospital Inpatient Coder reviews and codes information for patients who stay at least overnight in a hospital facility. This certificate program provides training in medical terminology, inpatient coding, and billing, reimbursement, and collection procedures.

Medical Billing/Coding (15 units)

Medical Billing/Coding workers are primarily responsible for submitting documentation of patient medical care to insurance companies. Duties include billing insurance companies and patients; collecting payment for services; and documenting tests, treatments and procedures, using correct medical terminology - referred to as "coding". The Medical Billing/Coding Certificate program provides the training that is required to perform these duties.

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Medical Records Clerk Receptionist (15 units)

This program is ideal for students who want to learn the basic skills needed to become employed in a healthcare setting. This certificate prepares students for entry-level records management/receptionist positions in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, and service agencies. Coursework includes training in storing, retrieving, and maintaining medical records; front desk procedures; medical vocabulary; computer technology; keyboarding; and written and verbal communications. With experience and additional education, medical records clerk/receptionists may advance to senior clerks, registered health information technicians (RHIT's) registered health information administrators (RHIA's), consultants, and educators.

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Medical Transcription (15 units)

This program prepares students to listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondences, and other administrative material. Medical transcription is a particularly flexible career that easily lends itself to many different work styles. Medical transcriptionists work in hospitals, physicians' offices, transcription service offices, clinics, laboratories, and at home. With experience, medical transcriptionists can advance to supervisory positions, home-based work, editing, or consulting.

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