Medical office professionals perform office managerial tasks. They work with electronic health records software to schedule appointments, submit claims to insurance, and bill patients. They also also utilize customer service, communication, and computer skills to work with customers and potentially oversee other staff. Carl Sandburg College offers an associate’s degree program designed to build on the medical office assistant certificate. Courses in medical coding; insurance and billing; anatomy and physiology; biomedical ethics; and diversity are completed during the remaining two semesters.
Most medical office assistants work in comfortable office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office.
Graduates are qualified for office positions in a clinic or hospital, for positions as assistants in a medical office or medical billing/insurance assistants.
Admission to the Program: Open
- Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
- Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
- Complete the placement exam.
- Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.
Department of Career & Technical Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
For Additional Information Contact:
The Welcome Center
For Graduation Requirements:
See the graduation policies and procedures page for details .