Medical Office Specialist


Core Courses

  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Business English
  • Business College Experience
  • Coding I
  • Beginning and Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Keyboarding Skill Development
  • Workplace Professionalism
  • Introduction to CPT
  • Reimbursement Methods
  • Administrative Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacology for the Medical Office

Program Details

Award: Diploma (Diploma)
Required number of credits: 36
Program Start: Fall

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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.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Medical Secretaries $26,900 $35,100 $39,200

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
American HomePatient Waterloo, IA
Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. Waterloo, IA
Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. Waterloo, IA
UnityPoint Health Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA
MercyOne Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA
VGM & Associates Waterloo, IA

Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Danielle Jennings Email Danielle Jennings
Schedule an appointment with Danielle Jennings
319-296-2329 ext.1079 Black Hawk Hall 201
Program Advisor Dee Ulrich Email Dee Ulrich 319-296-2329 ext.1756 Black Hawk Hall 216
Administrative Assistant Cindi Clark Email Cindi Clark 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Robin Galloway Email Robin Galloway 319-296-4292 Tama Hall 110A

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