There's Still Time To Register For BCCC's New Medical Office Specialist Program | Eastern North Carolina Now

    There's still time to register for the new Medical Office Specialist Program under way at Beaufort County Community College.

    The program, offered by the Division of Continuing Education, will provide students with the training they need to work in a medical office setting such as doctors' offices, hospitals and other offices that provide services in the health care industry.

    Instructor Michele Mayo will lead coursework in basic computer operations, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, medical office procedures, professional etiquette, grammar review and transcription editing, electronic health records and medical coding.

    At the completion of the program, students will have the chance to register and take the examination for the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification offered through the National Health Career Association at a cost of $105.

    Seated classes will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: Jan. 22, 27 and 29; March 31; April 2, 14 and 16; May 5, 7, 12 and 14, and June 16, 18, 23 and 25. The registration fee is $185. A textbook will be required for the medical coding section of the class, available from the BCCC bookstore.

    This is a fast-paced program that will combine class sessions offered at BCCC and coursework via the Internet. Students will be required to have a valid email account and Internet access before registering for this program.

    A limited number of scholarships from the Golden LEAF Foundation and the State Employees Credit Union may be available. For more information about these scholarships, visit

    Students may register by calling (252) 940-6375 or in person in Building 8, Room 802 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889.

    For more information about this program, contact Lou Stout, director of Workforce Initiatives, at 252-940-6307 or by email at During the Christmas and New Year's holidays, please leave a message and your telephone call will be returned. Information about this and other programs offered by the Division of Continuing Education is available at

    Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college committed to accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.
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