School and Ranking Information
There are not any schools within 60 miles of Austin, TX, that offer programs specifically in medical office management, and many of the schools that offer related programs are for-profit institutions. However, there is one public school that offers a program that could be of interest to those interested in becoming a medical office manager. Based on school distinctions, student population and school type, the following college is considered a top school in the Austin area for medical office administrative-related programs:
- Winner: Central Texas College is the only public college within 60 miles or so of Austin that provides a program that includes courses related to medical office management. Students at this school can earn a medical office specialist certificate of completion.
School Info Chart
|Category||Central Texas College|
|Ranking||#16 among 1,655 associate's degree-granting U.S. colleges for producing associate's degree graduates (2014)*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $1,890 (in-district); $2,460 (in-state); $5,550 (out-of-state)**|
|Medical Office Management-Related Programs Offered||Certificate|
|Medical Office Management-Related Certificates Awarded in 2012-2013||30**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%**|
|Noteworthy||Ranked as a top associate degree-granting college for active military personnel by Military Times EDGE Magazine (2014)*|
Sources: *Central Texas College; **NCES College Navigator
Central Texas College
- Medical office specialist program available in both on-campus and online formats
- Curriculum integrates classroom studies with hands-on learning experiences within a local healthcare institution
- Credits earned in certificate program transferable to associate's or bachelor's degree programs
Central Texas College (CTC) is a public 2-year college established in 1965 that enrolls more than 21,000 students each year. The school offers classes in more than 100 worldwide locations in such diverse places as correctional institutions, embassies, military bases and ships on active duty.
The Certificate of Completion - Medical Office Specialist program requires 39 semester credit hours and includes medical-focused training in administrative support, insurance and office use of computers. Students complete specialized courses including keyboarding, information management, administrative support, medical terminology, spreadsheets and records management. Students also learn how to file and manage medical insurance claims. The practical application of concepts and processes studied in the program is achieved through an internship.