Medical Office Administration Certificate

Understanding the needs of today’s health care industry and anticipating the needs of tomorrow is at the heart of the School of Health Sciences programs at Kaplan University. We know that one of the most important areas of growth in the expanding health care field is the management of medical information. In every medical office across the country, you will find a team of trained professionals who work with patient records, medical documents, and other medical office matters.

The Medical Office Administration Certificate is designed to prepare you to be well positioned for a career as part of this professional team. This is a career field that is expected to offer much faster-than-average job growth between 2016 and 2026.* At Kaplan University, we want you to be exceptionally prepared to take advantage of the opportunities in this rewarding field.

 

Practical Experience

Prior to graduation, you will complete an externship at a real-world health care facility to gain valuable on-the-job experience.

Medical Office Administration Certificate Highlights

The medical office administration program coursework emphasizes:

  • The communication, clinical, and organizational skills required to provide outstanding patient care
  • Managing medical and financial records, including processing medical insurance, coding, and billing
  • Scheduling appointments and managing day-to-day office operations

 

Expand to Learn More

Prepare for Certification

Certification is an important qualification often required by employers. When you graduate from this program, you may be eligible to sit for the following certification exams:

  • Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) examination given by the American Medical Technologists
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) examination given by the National Center for Competency Testing
Expand to Learn More

Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

woman speaking on telephone

What are the Career Opportunities?

The Medical Office Administration Certificate is designed to help you qualify for the position of medical administrative specialist or medical secretary. Duties for these positions could include:

  • Medical records management
  • Insurance processing
  • Coding and billing
  • Management of practice finances
  • Information processing
  • Fundamental office management tasks

Career opportunities for medical office managers may exist in:

  • Doctors' offices
  • Medical facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance offices
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Labs

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

18

Oct

Online and Campus Start Date

October 18, 2017

08

Nov

Online and Campus Start Date

November 08, 2017

06

Dec

Online and Campus Start Date

December 06, 2017

03

Jan

Online and Campus Start Date

January 03, 2018

31

Jan

Online and Campus Start Date

January 31, 2018

28

Feb

Online and Campus Start Date

February 28, 2018

21

Mar

Online and Campus Start Date

March 21, 2018

18

Apr

Online and Campus Start Date

April 18, 2018

16

May

Online and Campus Start Date

May 16, 2018

06

Jun

Online and Campus Start Date

June 06, 2018

05

Jul

Online and Campus Start Date

July 05, 2018

01

Aug

Online and Campus Start Date

August 01, 2018

22

Aug

Online and Campus Start Date

August 22, 2018

19

Sep

Online and Campus Start Date

September 19, 2018

17

Oct

Online and Campus Start Date

October 17, 2018

07

Nov

Online and Campus Start Date

November 07, 2018

05

Dec

Online and Campus Start Date

December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

Curriculum in the certificate program focuses on the skills needed to submit medical claims for reimbursement and process bills, and helps you develop a working knowledge of various insurance plans as well as administrative procedures. Courses include:

  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Law and Bioethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Medical Office Accounting
See All Medical Office Administration Courses
Program Requirements
  • Major Credits57
  • Total Credits57

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition Rates

Select Your Options

Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
Enrollment Location:
Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
  • Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
  • Maine
  • Hagerstown
  • Iowa, Nebraska
Tuition Discount Options:
Select One
  • Select One
  • Active-Duty Military
  • Military Veteran
  • Military Spouse
  • International
  • IN Residents

Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
number of credits

Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.


Request More Information

To receive the Kaplan University Program Guide, including areas of study and associated career paths, please complete this information form.

Helpful Information

Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

View Brochures
View notes and conditions

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/Office-and-Administrative-Support/Secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Some Kaplan University programs are not 100% online; some programs require you to gain hands-on experience in a real-world work environment. Contact an Admissions Advisor for additional information.

Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan University program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.