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The Medical Office Administration program provides students with the technical skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in a health care setting through competency-based education. Students will choose to specialize as dental office specialists, medical office specialists, medical billing and coding specialists, or dental billing and coding specialists.

All students in the Medical Office Administration program will learn medical/dental terminology, laws and ethics, basic dental or medical billing and coding systems, medical coding software (EnCoder Pro), business systems and software programs, front office tasks, patient intake/registration and the fundamental components and functions Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will develop administrative office skills, receive hands-on experience using Dentrix or a Medical EHR system to schedule, manage patient accounts, and enter patient documentation. The program will prepare students to work as entry-level/front-line administrative assistants in a medical or dental office, clinic, or hospital. Health information technology specialists train in business, healthcare and information technology. Organizations ranging from private practices to large healthcare providers rely on these individuals to manage information vital to caregiving operations.

In addition, medical billing and coding specialists and the dental billing and coding specialists will learn how to code diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by a physician/dentist. Students will also learn how to process health insurance claims, examine coverage issues, and processes for billing and collections. Medical billing and coding specialists will prepare to take the National Certified Professional Coding (CPC) examination through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$591 High School Cost (estimated) | View details
$2,502 Student tuition and fees **
$1,729 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

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Medical Office Administration

Classroom Hours

Mo Tu We Th Fr

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who complete the placement assessments as noted below.

Note: Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record will negatively impact chances of completing the program and obtaining employment in a health care setting. See instructor for more information. For your personal protection, all immunizations should be up-to-date.


Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)
READING REQUIREMENTS

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
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MATH REQUIREMENTS

Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 249
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KEYBOARDING REQUIREMENTS
30 wpm
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

Available Licensing/Certifications

AAPC-CPC Certified Professional Coder

Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS)

Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)

Transfer Options

Academic agreements are used to identify comparable courses or pathways between educational institutions. These allow you to receive credit at a receiving institution without having to duplicate courses recently completed.

In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Program Faculty

Joleen VanBibber
BS from Western Governors University

JeriLin Jackson
Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College

Matthew Becker

Tanya Jordan
Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.

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