MOA night classes this fall
July 05, 2017
LBW Community College in Opp is expanding opportunities for those interested in pursuing training in medical office administration.
“We will begin offering courses in the evening for those who find it difficult to attend day classes,” said Denise Sauls, LBWCC applied technologies division chair.
“Beginning in August, two of the required courses in this program will be offered as evening classes.”
Business communications will be held on Mondays from 5-7:30 p.m., and advance health information management will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. each night.
The medical office administration program is designed to prepare students to keep the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other health practitioners running smoothly, said Joy Davis, program faculty.
“Students learn to update and file patient medical records, complete insurance forms, arrange hospital admissions and laboratory services, answer telephones, greet patients, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, and handle billing and bookkeeping.”
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual salary in 2016 for medical office administrators was $35,060. Employment in this field is expected to grow up to 21 percent or more through 2024.
“Opportunities for employment as a medical office administrator are best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications, which is part of what students learn in this program,” said Davis.
“Students can also expect hands-on activities in real-world scenarios, state-of-the-art computers, industry standard software such as Microsoft Office and SpringCharts, and an introduction to medical insurance.”
LBWCC’s fall semester registration begins July 14 with classes starting Aug. 21. For more information on this field of career technical training, call Davis at 334-493-5346, email email@example.com, or visit the website at www.lbwcc.edu.