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Medical Office Professional (Diploma or Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 8 months

As a Medical Office Professional, you’ll work in a front-office role for a medical practice, healthcare facility, or insurance company. Medical Office Professionals maintain medical facility records, record patient data into computers, schedule patients for their procedures and appointments, and process medical billing and insurance claims, among other responsibilities.

Medical Office Professional (Diploma) Mission Statement

The Medical Office Professional Diploma program at Concorde Career College provides students with sufficient theoretical knowledge and specialized skills for an entry-level administrative position in allied health. The program prepares students to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

Our Medical Office Professional courses cover computer applications, medical terminology, and medical insurance basics. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.

Achieve a Associate Degree in as few as 18 months

Medical Office Professionals work in front-office positions for a medical practice, healthcare facility, or insurance company. These healthcare professionals perform a range of clerical duties and responsibilities including maintaining medical facility records, recording patient data into computers, scheduling patient procedures or appointments, and processing medical billing and insurance claims.

Medical Office Professional (Associate Of Applied Science) Mission Statement

Concorde Career College’s Medical Office Professional degree program provides students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. The program prepares students to successfully complete the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The Medical Office Professional program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

The coursework in Concorde's Medical Office Administration training program intersects classroom theory with hands-on training for an immersive learning experience from Day 1 in the practical aspects of providing a high level of support in a variety of medical office job settings. Coursework focuses on such topics as managing daily office operations and finances, as well as serving as a navigational liaison between patients and insurance providers. Upon completion of this program, graduates can take the licensing exam to qualify for employment in this field.

Clinical functions can include:

  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Billing and fee collection
  • Payroll and taxes
  • Records management
  • Insurance claims processing

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Medical office administration job growth continues to grow as medical and health care needs continue to increase. This field is forecast to increase 11 percent*, much higher than the national job-growth average, through 2028. Find out more about what a career in medical office administration looks like.

*Source ONETonline.rog 2018-2028

Where do you want to work?

  • Physicians' offices
  • Dental offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Medical insurance companies

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and Licensure

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