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Medical Office Training Available at ACCC

February 28, 2007

Atlantic Cape Community College is accepting registrants for its Medical Administrative Office Specialist training program beginning in March. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for medical office assistants will increase by 27 percent or more by 2014. Because of the growth of group practices, clinics and other healthcare facilities, a high proportion of flexible support personnel who can handle both administrative and clinical duties will be required.

Participants will get comprehensive training in appointment scheduling, receptionist duties, assisting, filing, billing, coding, collections, and all that is necessary to work as a medical office specialist. Instruction will also include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, CPR and first aid.

Students who successfully complete the program will be qualified to take two National Healthcareer Association certification exams and become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. Nine college credits will be awarded if applied to an ACCC degree program.

The program will meet 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, March 27-Aug. 27, at ACCC's Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. The fee is $4,695.

For additional information or to register, call (609) 343-5650, 625-1111, ext. 4829, 463-4774, ext. 5650, or visit www.atlantic.edu/web4students.