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LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 22, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Office Essentials, CD

The Medical Office Essentials (MOE) credit diploma provides students with the necessary skills to perform successfully in entry-level administrative positions in the health care field. These support skills cover managing day-to-day medical office operations, understanding legal and ethical issues in health care operations, HIPAA, customer service, professionalism and computer fundamentals customized for medical offices.

Once students have completed the Medical Office Essentials credit diploma they may take additional specialized courses in coding and health information technology and management to attain the Medical Claims Coding Associate certificate or complete the AAS in Health Information Technology and Management.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Health Information Technology and Management program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate accurate and productive computer office skills.
  2. Explain the key elements for personal success in a medical environment.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with the technical skills required in a medical office environment.

First Semester


  • Students earn the Medical Office Essentials Credit Diploma upon completion of this semester.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 16 Credits

Program Comments

Students planning to apply to the Health Information Technology and Management program should work closely with their Advising Team regarding course sequence options required for completion prior to program application.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Students will be able to work in their chosen field upon graduation. The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification, a national exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) assists with upward mobility but is not required.

Additional information on careers in Health Information Technology and Management is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.