School and Ranking Information
There are no schools found within Baltimore's city limits that offer medical office administration programs, however there is one community college located about 30 miles outside the city with a relevant program. Based on student-to-faculty ratio, student services and program options, the following college can be considered the top school for medical office administration in the Baltimore area:
- Winner: Prince George's Community College is the only public college in the Baltimore area offering medical office administration studies. Its noncredit medical administrative office assistance certificate program is offered through the school's workforce training division.
School Info Chart
|Category||Prince George's Community College|
|Ranking||Ranks 18th among best schools for minority students and 61st among best schools for African-American students on annual 'Top 100 Degree Producers' list (2014)*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $3,530 (in-district); $5,570 (in-state); $7,850 (out-of-state)**|
|Medical Office Administration Programs Offered||Certificate|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||6%**|
|Noteworthy||Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance in 2-Year Education for 2010-2015 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security***|
Sources: *Community College Week; **NCES College Navigator; *** Prince George's Community College
Prince George Community College
- On-campus and online studies available
- Students completing the medical administrative office assistance program are eligible to sit for the Medical Administrative Office Assistant certification exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association
Prince George Community College offers more than 200 credit and noncredit programs to almost 40,000 students annually. Programs are either designed to transfer students directly into 4-year universities or to prepare students for employment upon graduation. The school offers a variety of courses through academic divisions in the categories of business, liberal arts, health science and learning foundations. It also offers career-oriented courses through its workforce development programs.
The medical administrative office assistance program at Prince George Community College is not completed for credit and can't be used to transfer to 4-year institutions. It combines office administration and medical assistant studies; thus, students learn phlebotomy techniques and vital sign recording in addition to administrative processes within a medical office. The first course is an overview of medical office administrative tasks, such as bookkeeping, answering phones, medical recording and patient care. Students also take courses in medical terminology. A practical experience in patient management and assessment is included in this program.