The Medical Office Specialist Program is designed to prepare students in the most advanced medical office technology. This two semester certificate is a theoretical, competency and scenario based program that will prepare students for entry-level medical positions within the healthcare field.  Medical Office Specialists are highly trained within the electronic health record, documentation and the complex tasks related to front office medical practices.  Specific tasks may include scheduling and registering patients, verbal and written communication, insurance and billing, with an emphasis on excellent customer service.  Professionalism and teamwork are incorporated as a vital component of a healthcare team as well as legal and ethical implications of a medical practice.

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Program Information

The mission of the Medical Office Specialist Program is to prepare students for employment in provider practices, hospitals and clinics.  This curriculum integrates the most up to date practices and technology that will prepare students for the workplace.  This program is committed to providing students with the foundation of knowledge, skills and behaviors that will carry them into the healthcare field and promote lifelong learning.

Program of Study

Year One Fall Semester I
Code Course Hours Total Hours
MOS101 Introduction to Medical Office Specialist I 3 16
MAS110 Medical Documentation 3
MAS102 Medical Terminology 3
MAS114 Medical Office Law and Ethics 3
BIO119 Survey of A&P 4
Spring Semester I
MAS211 Insurance & Coding for Medical Office 3 12
MAS220 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for the Medical Office 3
MOS201 Medical Office Specialist II 6
Certificate Total: 28

Additional Information

Applicants to certain programs should be aware that a criminal background check may be required while they are enrolled in the program, or as a condition of employment in the field; certain internship and/or practicum sites, such as health care facilities, may limit or deny clinical privileges to those who have a prior or current criminal record; and certain licensing boards may refuse to issue a license to practice based upon prior or current criminal offense(s). To learn more about whether the program or profession in which you are interested has such requirements or limitations, please see the Department Chair

Career Opportunities

  • Provider practices
  • Specialized medical offices
    • Cardiology
    • Dentist
    • Pediatrics
    • Women’s health
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
    • Patient Service Representative
    • Patient Account Representative


Additional Requirements

Students must assume responsibility for transportation and/or other living costs to and from statewide practicum sites.