Offered in both West Windsor and Trenton, the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant is a two semester (or less) program of study that provides a pathway to entry-level employment in healthcare settings, and further health professions education. It also prepares students specifically for careers as medical assistants (depends on the setting), medical billers, medical coders, and medical office assistants. The program also provides preparation toward the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams. All courses are offered every fall and spring, prior learning assessment (through Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies) and transfer credits (if credits were completed at an institution outside the United States, request a World Education Services transcript evaluation) may be accepted, and at least fifteen (15) credits have to be completed at Mercer County Community College. Students can complete an Associate in Applied Science in Health Science in two more semesters, then pursue Rider University's Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies if articulation agreement requirements are met.
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Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant, students can complete MCCC's Health Science A.A.S. degree in only two additional semesters, and at least half of the certificate's credits may count toward most other associate degrees in MCCC's Health Professions Division.
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