Medical Reception/Receptionist

Career Certificate

Jump ahead to the frontline

Combine health care with administrative skills

You’re the first person a patient sees before they get their blood pressure checked. Be a reassuring, friendly voice who calms their nerves while you work at the front desk.

Show you take the responsibility of handling patient information seriously. Master the ability to:

  • schedule appointments
  • maintain confidentiality
  • navigate the complicated health insurance claims process
  • use proper telephone etiquette

What can you do with a Certificate in Medical Reception/Receptionist?

The certificate in Medical Reception/Receptionist prepares you for an entry-level career in the outpatient healthcare setting and provides a gateway to other healthcare certificates such as a certificate in Medical Assisting.


  • Workforce Equity Initiative Grant

    You may be able to attend college for free through Transform Lake County.
  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Program Length: 4 Months

    Full-time students finish in 4 months.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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This semester-by-semester pathway map is the suggested sequence of courses to complete this certificate.

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 111 3
    MOA 112 4
    • Course Code HIT 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MOA 112
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Medical Assisting at CLC

Get the bigger picture

This certificate is just one possible way to study medical assisting. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

View the Medical Assisting program overview

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