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Medical Information Management Assistant Certificate Program

Certificate -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Skills for the Administrative Success OIM105 satisfies learning community requirement 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement and pre/co-req OIM103
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Medical Terminology NHP180-see note** 3
Administrative Technology and Procedures OIM115 3 OIM103 and CIT110
Medical Information Management OIM190 3 Pre/co-req OIM103
Records and Information Management OIM106 3 Pre/co-req CIT110 or CIT133
MS Word II OIM112 3 OIM103 and CIT110 or Chair approval
Administrative Business Communication I OIM132 - see note* 3 ENG095 or placement and OIM103
Introduction to Physicians’ Billing OIM200 3 Pre/co-req NHP180
Total Credits 27
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

OIM103 is a prerequisite or co-requisite to program, which should be taken prior to or during the first semester. An exemption exam is available through the Center for Self-Directed Learning (H-165) for students who type 40 words per minute or more with accuracy and know MS Word and document format.

*Note: An exemption exam is available through the Prior Learning Assessment program located in D221I.

**Note: NHP180 course description is found under the Surgical Technology.

Program Overview

This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as professionals within a medical office environment. Students learn basic medical terminology, which is then applied using MediSoft patient accounting software, a patient accounting software package. It also prepares students in third-party billing and coding. All program requirements may be applied to the Associate in Science Degree: Office and Information Management Program.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the program qualify for job opportunities in physicians’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, HMOs, community health agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. They also qualify for jobs within large corporations that provide on-site health services, engage in medical research, or produce medical products. Graduates will qualify for entry-level positions such as medical receptionists, medical records management specialists, patient service representatives, and medical administrative assistants. Students also may qualify for at-home opportunities as medical transcriptionists.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and the software applications unique to a medical setting. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding and using medical terminology. 
  • Use the complete range of Microsoft applications effectively and efficiently. 
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in medical office operations and communication media.