Medical Office Assistant

About this Major

Medical Office Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a medical, dental, or hospital office setting. This program specializes in administration, with an emphasis on the practice of various medical office skills. The student completes classroom work using a personal computer. Current skills for word processing and medical office procedures are practiced.

As a Medical Office Assistant, you will often work in the administrative wing of a doctors' office, clinic or hospital. It is important to have strong proofreading, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish a rapport with clients and colleagues. In addition, students will acquire the necessary knowledge of medical insurance and patient billing.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word

National Healthcareer Association: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required

920

Length

  • Full-time: 8 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 16 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adult students enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Technology 120 hours
  • Foundations of Medical Office 194 hours
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies 120 hours
  • Medical Insurance 180 hours
  • Patient Billing 186 hours
  • Medical Office Capstone 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word
  • National Healthcareer Association: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word
  • National Healthcareer Association: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,024
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,039

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word
  • National Healthcareer Association: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Tuition & Fees

  • $4,048
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$4,063

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$8 - $15

per hour

Pass Rate

76%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Physicians' offices, physicians' clinics, hospitals, medical offices, third-party medical billing companies, healthcare facilities

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