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Medical Office Training Courses


This course is the first in a two-part program designed to train students in the area of healthcare documentation. Healthcare Documentation Specialists track patient outcomes for quality assessment, use classification software to assign clinical codes for insurance reimbursement, and record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting. In Part I of this course, you will learn about the laws regarding healthcare, comprehensive HIPAA information, medical terminology and anatomy and physiology.

Please Note: After completing Healthcare Documentation Specialist Part I, the student will enroll in Healthcare Documentation Specialist Part II. The student must complete both classes to successfully finish the Healthcare Documentation Specialist course.

Upon successful completion of the Part I course, a student will be expected to begin the Part II course within three months. If the student takes longer than three months to begin the Part II course, the student will need to start the Part I course again. 



Start Date
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August 7, 2024 $50.00
September 11, 2024 $180.00
October 9, 2024 $180.00
November 6, 2024 $180.00
December 4, 2024 $180.00

Refund & Enrollment Policy


Refund Policy

The refund policy for Fayetteville Technical Community College's Continuing Education Division was established by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, Raleigh on October 15, 1993. The full refund policy is listed in the NC Administrative Code 23NCAC.2D.0203 (d) Brief Statement of Policy:
  1. A pre-registered extension student who officially withdraws from an extension class(es) prior to the first meeting of the class (should be 24 hours prior) will be eligible for a 100 percent refund by completing an official request form.
  2. The refund will be 75 percent if requested prior to the 10 percent date of the class(es) meeting.*
  3. No refunds will be given after 10 percent of class meetings.

Enrollment Policy

Enrollment for this course will end one week prior to the course start date.

Computer & Course Materials Requirements

All course materials are available in the online classroom.


Computer Requirements

Since this course is completely online, your computer and internet connectivity will play an important role in your learning experience. Students must have reliable internet access and an active e-mail account for this course. The following minimum computer system specifications are recommended:


CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: The Healthcare Documentation Specialist program prepares students for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) certification exam. The Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist Certification is valid in North Carolina and the following states.

American SamoaMarylandPennsylvania
ArizonaMassachusettsPuerto Rico
ArkansasMichiganRhode Island
CaliforniaMinnesotaSouth Carolina
ColoradoMississippiSouth Dakota
FloridaNebraskaUS Virgin Islands
GuamNew HampshireVermont
HawaiiNew JerseyVirginia
IdahoNew MexicoWashington
IllinoisNew YorkWest Virginia
IndianaNorth CarolinaWisconsin
IowaNorth DakotaWyoming
KansasNorthern Mariana Islands