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Medical Office Administration (KMO2)

Certificate of Proficiency
835 Hours

The Medical Office Administration program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the duties of an administrative medical assistant as defined by local and national standards. Medical Office Administration employees are trained primarily to work in doctors' offices and other ambulatory care clinics as an integral member of the allied health care delivery team helping with administrative tasks including business functions, medical records, patient intake, billing and insurance and other front office tasks. 

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 43-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,862.05
  • Student Fees: $125.25
  • Lab Fees: $20.00
  • Books/Supplies: $1,357.57 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $3,404.87
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

Requirements

16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old at externship; 18 years old for Occupation and Licensure.

Student must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to sit for the national certification exam that is a required component of this program.

Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 40 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing
  • 10 Key speed of 6600 sph (strokes per hour) on a 5 minute timing with 98% accuracy

Background check (BCI) and drug testing required prior to enrollment.

Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B Series (Hep B titer before externship)
  • MMR, two vaccinations or Titer
  • Two-step PPD – Tuberculosis (TB) Manitou Test or X-Ray within One Year
  • Varicella (Chickenpox), two vaccinations or written verification by healthcare provider, or titer
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within past 10 years
  • Influenza (October 1 - March 31) - prior to externship

Available Class Schedules

Jordan Campus

3491 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT  84088

Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Medical Office Administration

Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

1. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

1,2,4,6,7

2. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training using applied mathematics and finance practices.

1,3,4,6

3. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training concepts of effective communication.

1,2,6,7

4. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in administrative functions.

1,2,5,6,7

5. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in insurance and managed care, including procedural and diagnostic coding.

1,3,4,6

6. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training legal and ethical areas of healthcare.

1,4,6

7. Students learn AHA Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid.

1,3,4,6,7

8. Students prepare to pass industry certifications following program completion.

1,3,6,7

9. Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills and customer service skills

1,2,6,7

Required Courses: (940 Clock Hours)

Course

Title 

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

KAOS 0185

Basic Word Processing

40

A

KAOS 0246

Business Communications

90

A

KACT 0115

Basic Spreadsheet

40

A

KMOA 0111

Medical Terminology

70

A

KMOA 0145

Anatomy & Physiology

50

A

KMOA 0120

Medical Law & Ethics

60

A

KMOA 0130

Psychology for Healthcare

30

A

KMOA 0155

Medical Office Procedures I

60

A

KMOA 0170

Medical Office Procedures II

60

A

KMOA 0180

Medical Office Procedures III

60

A

KMOA 0101

First Aid / CPR

10

A

KMOA 0251

Customer Service

60

A

KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills

15

A

KMOA 0211

Med Office Externship

160

A

Certificates Earned Within The Program

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates For Which Students Are Prepared For Upon Program Completion (Additional Fees Apply)

  • American Medical Technologists: Certified  Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS)
  • National Center for Competency Testing:  Certified Medical Office Assistant (CMOA)

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Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

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