Industry certification, Employment
Method of Delivery
Online, e-learning, or distance learning
Instructional Program (CIP)
Portland Adult Education’s MaineHealth-endorsed Healthcare Office and Patient
Service Certificate program prepares you for a range of entry level positions in a
healthcare office environment.
Core: Digital Literacy:
Writing for the Workplace Keyboarding
Workplace Communication Intro to Microsoft Office Accounting Excel
Job Hunting Skills
Electronic Health Records
Introduction to Medical Coding
The certificate can be completed in 13 weeks!
Dates: Monday, September 14 – Friday, December 18, 2020
Hours: September and October Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 2:00 November and December Monday/Wednesday 8:30 – 4:30
Tuesday/Thursday and Friday 8:30 – 2:00
For more information and to apply:
1. Complete this form and select Healthcare Office and Patient Service Certificate 2. Complete application
3. Take CASAS test (must score 230+)
4. Complete a Zoom interview
The certificate has been employer endorsed by MaineHealth. Students who
successfully complete all required classes and standards will be granted an interview for
a patient service or medical office position within MaineHealth – specifically Maine
Medical Partners/Maine Medical Center.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
Portland Adult Education
4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4
Name of Credential
Healthcare Office and Patient Services Certificate
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost