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Program Description

Medical office administration is a dynamic and rewarding career field for individuals who are interested in helping others and being a part of the critical and growing healthcare industry in a support role to ensure the office runs efficiently and smoothly.

Medical administrative jobs range in responsibility, skill, and knowledge levels from entry-level to management positions. The different curriculum options for the Medical Office Administration (MOA) program at VGCC from multiple certificates to the AAS degree, serve to equip students with an arsenal of skills and knowledge to carry out the duties of medical administration  including patient appointment scheduling, patient check-in/out, creating and managing electronic health records, medical coding and billing, along with healthcare customer service, and triaging appointments, in addition to general administrative and clerical responsibilities.

In addition to the variety of jobs available in medical office administration, there is also a broad range of locations in which to work such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, laboratories, insurance companies, call centers, medical billing clearing houses, medical supply companies, and other healthcare organizations.

All options for this program are available online with supportive and professional faculty. Completion of the various MOA programs will prepare students to take industry certification exams.

  • CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CPC – Certified Professional Coder
  • CBCS – Certified Billing & Coding Specialist
  • MOS – Microsoft Office Certifications

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