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Medical Office Assistant
  • When you complete this course, you will have the skills needed for employment as an entry-level Medical Office Assistant.
  • You will learn computer skills using Microsoft Office and Medent software.  There is a minimum keyboarding and numerical keypad program requirement for successful completion.
  • We will familiarize you with medical terminiology and basic clinical skills such as: room set-up, patient preparation and education, charting of measurements, basic lab tests, vital signs, and HIPAA.
  • Using Medent, you will learn Electronic Medical Records (E.M.R.), computerized office scheduling, and triage.  The communication skills necessary to work in a busy, professional medical office are included in this course.
  • A TABE score of 8.5 in reading and 7.0 in math is required*.
  • A personal interview will be conducted.
  • A $300 security deposit is required.
Previous employers include Buffalo OB-GYN, Primary Center of WNY, Respiratory Services of WNY, OBGYN Associates of WNY, Lancaster Medical, Century-Airport Pediatrics, Forestream Pediatrics and Brain and Spine Center.  Entry level Medical Office Assistants or Secretaries can expect to earn an average of $11 to $13 per hour.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.
To register for this class you must first attend a Full Time Program Orientation and Testing Session at Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
*Exceptions to admission scores may be considered based on work history, prior education, personal interview, and employer recommendations.
Start Dates, Times, Locations
September 30, 2019 to December 12, 2019
Workforce Development Center
1526 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuition: $3,500

The cost of the program is $3,500.  Financial assistance may be available through ACCES-VR, BETC/ECC One Stop, NETC, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or other sources.

Hours: 250
Get Started!
Prospective students must attend an Orientation session at the Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
Contact Us
Cindy Glinski, Specialist

Julie West, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7500
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