West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Medical Office Reception

Major Requirements

Medical Office Reception Certificate Requirements
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
Htech 1 Introduction to Health Care 1
Htech 2 Medical Information Processing 2
Htech 5 Basic Medical Terminology 3
Htech 7 Medical Law and Ethics 2
Htech 8 Communication for Health Care Personnel 2
Htech 41 Basic Medical Office Business Procedures 3
Htech 54A Internship 2
Total Units 15

Recommended Electives:

Recommended Electives
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
Comm 12 Intercultural Communication 3
Htech 43 Basic Medical Accounting and Record Keeping 3
Span 52A Basic Medical Spanish 3

NOTE: A grade of C or better must be earned for all certificate programs. Students who need additional time to practice computer skills are encouraged to take advantage of the open lab time in the Technology Center.

SUGGESTED SEQUENCE:

Sequence
Semester      Course Name     
First Semester (Fall) Htech 1, 2, 5, 41
Second Semester Htech 7, 8
Third Semester Htech 54A

Htech 54A Internship can be taken with other Health Tech courses or after completing Htech Medical Office Reception course requirements.

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Department Chair
Kristine Gaiero
408.741.4019
e-mail:  kris_gaiero@westvalley.edu

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