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The Medical Office Specialist program prepares you for an entry-level career in a medical office. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to coordinate and facilitate a medical office, including:
Health Records System: Learn the functionality of an electronic health records system by inputting patients' health insurance and demographic information as well as scheduling appointments and collecting payments.
VGM Immersion Experience: Students will get a job shadow experience at VGM Homelink where they will get hands-on experience with medical billing.
If you plan to transfer, work closely with a program advisor to ensure courses transfer and you meet program requirements.
This program qualifies for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship and will pay up to 100% of your tuition.
Students must apply for and be awarded the Last-Dollar Scholarship.
"After our graduates find jobs, they branch out into many areas. Some, after working in the field, have continued their education in areas such as nursing and radiology. This program opens many doors for students."
Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost
See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.
You have completed the Medical Office Specialist diploma program. Check out the Business and Professional Development continuing education courses and Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.
Graduates find employment in various health-related organizations such as physicians’ and dentists’ offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and community health facilities. They work as administrative assistants, office managers, medical secretaries, insurance specialists, clinic administrators, health unit coordinators, and patient service representatives.
Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:
You can check the status of your application by logging into your Admissions Account.
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