Medical Reception Certificate

Michelle Boller, Director

The Medical Reception curriculum provides students with the skills needed to provide exceptional service to patients in a medical setting. In this role, essential duties include scheduling appointments, screening telephone calls, obtaining and entering patient registration information, releasing appropriate medical information, maintaining medical records and managing patient flow. Medical Reception students are instructed in the financial transactions of a practice and will have a clear understanding of all the activities in the billing and collection cycle. Students are provided a broad overview of medical law and the principles of medical ethics as well as the guidelines established by HIPAA. This training also prepares students for the position of a hospital ward secretary.


Certificate of Applied Science - Medical Reception

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 33

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

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


CAS Medical Reception30
Math Requirements3
Total Hours33

CAS Medical Reception

Rule: All courses required.

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

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
AMGT 145Records Management2
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
CAPP 154MS Word3
WRIT 121Intro to Technical Writing3
or WRIT 101 College Writing I
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Math Requirements

Rule: Any Math course M 105 or above.

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required