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Medical Office Administration Certificate

Students interested in maintaining patients' medical records might want to consider the Medical Office Administration Certificate program offered by Purdue University Global. Keep reading to learn more about program coursework and who might benefit from this curriculum.

Official Program Name:

Medical Office Administration Certificate

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

The Medical Office Administration Certificate program at Purdue University Global could be a good fit for students interested in an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines the study of anatomy and infectious diseases with medical coding systems and the administrative procedures needed to make sure an office runs smoothly. Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Curriculum in the Medical Office Administration Certificate program is designed to teach students how to maintain a healthcare facility's patient files, schedule appointments, and process insurance billing. Students could also acquire the communication and interpersonal skills needed to excel in an office setting. The curriculum also includes an externship that is designed to provide students with 160 hours of hands-on experience in a medical office setting.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

57 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants and loans. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Medical Office Administration Certificate:

The Medical Office Administration Certificate does not include any general education courses. Program coursework focuses solely on health science and medical office course topics. Contact Purdue University Global for the most current course and credit hour requirements, as these are subject to change from one semester to the next.

Major Requirements (57 Credits)

  • Medical Terminology
  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Medical Coding I
  • Medical Coding II
  • Medical Law and Bioethics
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Office Accounting
  • Medical Records Management
  • Advanced Medical Office Management
  • Medical Office Administration Externship and Evaluation

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who would like to earn an associate's degree after completing their Medical Office Administration Certificate program could consider options that allow them to take a more in-depth look at medical office management or branch out into a related field of study. Some of the programs available include:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Medical Office Administration Certificate program could prepare graduates to work with patient and financial records in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, doctors' offices, and insurance offices. Some possible job titles include:

  • Medical secretary
  • Billing coordinator
  • Patient coordinator

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