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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
$691 High School Cost (estimated) | View details
$2,630 Student tuition and fees **
$1,502 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Medical Office Administration

Classroom Hours

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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)
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 300
Alternate Documentation
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

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Medical Office Administration program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Dixie State University

Program Faculty

Joleen VanBibber
BS from Western Governors University
801-593-2480 Email

JeriLin Jackson
Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2480 Email

Tanya Jordan
Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2500 Email

*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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Enrollment Steps


Complete college application and pay fee


Complete Placement Assessments


Meet with Student Services for program instructions


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)


Pay tuition and fees


Purchase textbooks and materials


Start classes