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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Health Care Office Management, AAS

(This program is also offered at the Lincoln County Campus.)

The duties of the health care office manager can vary greatly depending on the type, size and structure of the medical practice. The health care office manager must be knowledgeable in all aspects of medical office operations including billing, coding, collections, appointment scheduling and medical records maintenance. A successful office manager is efficient, organized, resourceful and possesses strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to make good decisions. Upon completion of this program, students will

  • Understand medical terminology;
  • Possess knowledge of the human anatomy;
  • Use interpersonal skills necessary to connect with coworkers and customers;
  • Understand all aspects of a medical office including coding, scheduling, billing and EHR; and
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 66

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Program Information

  • An internship is an option for this program. Students must apply for placements for this program the prior semester. See Internships  for more information and application deadlines.
  • Some classes may only be offered online.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • The Montana Department of Labor and Industry projected that employment in the medical office professions would grow by 16.9% from 2008-2018. This is much higher than the 11% growth rate projected for all occupations. The aging of the population will continue to drive employment increases in all occupations related to health care.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Suport Center Advisor Faculty Advisor (Kalispell Campus) Faculty Advisor (Lincoln County Campus)
Jori Bullemer Brenda Rudolph, M.B.A. Chad Shilling, M.B.A.
LRC 129 BSS 106 LCC Room #105
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3858 (406) 293-2721, ext. 233
jbullemer@fvcc.edu brudolph@fvcc.edu cshilling@fvcc.edu