Career Certification Courses

Provided by the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County in partnership
with Houston Community College Community Based Job Training program.

Two classes offered February-May 2018
This Spring, the Literacy Council will offer one General Office Support Specialist (GOSS) and one Medical Business Office Professional (MBOP) course. Complete the contact form to stay up to date as schedules are confirmed. 


Frequently Asked Questions: 

  1. Will you offer a Spring 2018 class?: Yes! One General Office Support Specialist (GOSS) and one Medical Business Office Professional (MBOP) course will be offered from February-May.  Please fill out the form, available, on this page, to stay up-to-date with information, as it becomes available. When the Spring schedule is confirmed, you will receive an email with updates. 
  2. What types of classes are available?: Based on interest, the Literacy Council hosts both a General Office Support Specialist class and a Medical Business Office Professional class. If you are not interested in the types of classes being held this semester, check back soon or give us a call. We're happy to help you locate other providers in the area who might be running your desired program. 
  3. How much does class cost?: The registration fee will be $100, paid before class begins. This will cover all tests, books, and materials for your class. We also require students to submit an online background check for $21. The registration fee is the same for both certification courses. 
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Medical Business Office Professional

What does this class offer?
Medical Business Office Professionals work in the business office of a healthcare facility: physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings. If you enjoy working with people, have good organizational skills, and are interested in the medical field, this career is for you!

Students who successfully complete this course will earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate, recognized across the country by the National Health Association. 

In this course, you will learn:
Medical Terminology
Medical Administrative Support
Medical Billing
Electronic Medical Record Fundamentals

Course Fee:
$100, paid to the Literacy Council upon registration
$21 online background check fee

Requirements:
Have basic keyboarding & computer skills
Pass a basic skills entrance test (reading, writing, math)
Pass an online background check
Maintain attendance throughout course (3 allowed absences)
U.S. High School Diploma, GED, or international credentials

General Office Support Specialist

What does this class offer?
General Office Support Specialists perform a wide variety of clerical support and administrative functions requiring computer proficiency and customer service skills. Often, administrative specialists provide communication, business, hospitality, and clerical support to public or private organizations.

Students who successfully complete this course will earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate, globally recognized by Microsoft. 


In this course, you will learn: 
Basic Keyboarding
Microsoft Office Suite, Professional
Introduction to General Office Skills


Course Fee:
$100, paid to the Literacy Council upon registration
$21 online background check fee

Requirements:
Pass a basic skills entrance test (reading, writing, math)
Pass an online background check
Maintain attendance throughout course (3 allowed absences)
U.S. High School Diploma, GED, or international credentials*
 


*Unsure if your international credentials are valid?
Click here for information on where to have them validated,
or call the Literacy Council: 281-240-8181
 


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Congratulations, Class of 2017!
Certified Medical Business Office Professionals

To date, 96% of students who completed the Medical Business Office Professional course with the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County in Spring 2017 have passed their Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national exam. We are proud to have been part of their success and look forward to their future accomplishments!