Medical Office Assisting

The Peninsula College Associate of Applied Science Medical Office Assisting Program provides training for those seeking employment in the administrative areas of medical offices, clinics, hospitals, home health, extended care facilities, and other healthcare settings. Graduates are likely to find employment in these areas, while advanced degrees may provide access to a wider range of career opportunities in healthcare. Technology skills are integrated to prepare students for medical office employment, including electronic medical billing and coding, bookkeeping and accounting, and charting in patient records. Graduates are eligible for one or more national credentialing exams, and will choose one to challenge and pass as part of their capstone course project. Immunizations and background checks must be completed prior to the student being placed into a local healthcare facility for their required externship/practicum experience(s).

Degree & Certificate Options

  • Medical Office Assisting Certificate
  • Medical Office Assisting AAS Degree

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Function professionally in a legal and ethical manner as a medical office assistant/specialist
  • Use medical terminology correctly
  • Effectively communicate with other healthcare team members, patients, and physicians
  • Procure and distribute office supplies
  • Manage documents, both paper and electronic, in a medical office
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competency in ICD-10 coding and electronic medical billing of multiple insurances
  • Follow laws and regulations regarding patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ICD-10 coding for medical billing
  • Format and generate various documents required in a medical office setting




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