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Business Information Systems/Medical Office Specialist BUMS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Business Information Systems
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

In this one-year certificate, students will work with various software applications, learn medical terminology, and take records management, medical office, and customer service courses that prepare them to work in a medical office environment.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain the flow of information, media and documents throughout the life cycle; input, processing, output, distribution, use, storage, retrieval and disposition.
  • Use specialized terminology effectively.
  • Identify good human relations skills in various settings such as one-to-one team, and groups.
  • Assess business problems using analytical and critical thought processes to identify the best technology solution.
  • Recognize quantitative skills appropriate to business information occupations.
  • Identify appropriate customer service skills in a variety of settings such as face-to-face, telephone and online.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include medical office receptionists, secretaries, billing/insurance clerks, and medical office administrators in physician's offices, urgent care centers, managed care organizations, laboratories, nursing homes and hospitals.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1201 Keyboarding & Document Formatting 3
BIS 1220 Word Processing Software 3
BIS 1221 Specialized Computer Applications for Health Information Management 3
BIS 1400 Customer Service 3
BIS 2140 Records Management 2
BIS 2180 Medical Office Simulation 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1199 Textual Editing 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
MAT 1120 Business Mathematics 3
(MAN 2150 OR MAN 1107) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.