May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Health Information Management Systems - Medical Office Assistant (HIACE)

Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associate Degree: Health Information Management Systems - Medical Office Management (HIMO1)
Program Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, Sarpy Center, Online

This certificate of achievement provides the basic foundation necessary to work in healthcare facilities in an entry-level medical secretary/receptionist position. All course grades must be a C or higher to meet completion requirements. Any courses with grades less than a C must be re-taken.

Recommended Program Map   

Click here  to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 13.5
Option Requirements: 22.5
General Education: 13.5
Total credit hours required 49.5

The following General Education courses are recommended for Medical Office Assistant (HIACE): Communication: ENGL 1220 ; and Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1220  or higher


The certificate option is an area of interest within a program. Although students may complete single or multiple options within this program, only the major certificate is awarded.

Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog.