Medical Reception C.A.S.

Michelle Boller, Director

The Medical Reception Certificate prepares students with the required skills to provide exceptional service to patients in a medical setting, ranging from private practice receptionists to hospital ward secretaries. Students learn how to perform essential duties including:

  • Greeting patients, scheduling appointments, screening telephone calls, obtaining and entering patient registration information, releasing appropriate medical information, maintaining medical records, and managing patient flow
  • Understanding the financial transactions of a practice with a clear understanding of all the activities in the billing and collection cycle
  • Applying foundational knowledge of medical law and the principles of medical ethics as well as the guidelines established by HIPAA.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a Certificate of Applied Science and will be prepared to work as receptionists in healthcare facilities and physician offices.

Certificate of Applied Science - Medical Reception

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 33-34

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.


Medical Reception Required Courses30
Math Requirement3-4
Total Hours33-34

Medical Reception Required Courses

Note: Substitutions are approved at the discretion of the program director.

Complete all of the following courses:
ACTG 100Essentials of Accounting4
or ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures I
AHMS 144Medical Terminology3
AHMS 156Medical Billing Fundamentals3
AHMS 175Medical Law & Ethics2
AHMS 220Medical Office Procedures4
AHMS 252Computerized Medical Billing3
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
CAPP 154MS Word3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3.000
WRIT 121Intro to Technical Writing3
or WRIT 101 College Writing I
Total Hours31

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Math Requirement

Note: Appropriate placement into Mathematics courses required. Prerequisites may apply.

Complete any Math course M 105 or above.3-4
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-