Diploma - Medical Office Administration

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Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Office Administration program is designed to provide students with a chance to learn about the paperwork, organizational methods, and people skills needed when working in an administrative or assisting role. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Diploma in Medical Office Administration program at Herzing University is designed to give students a look at the complex medical and technical knowledge needed to work in an office or administrative role. This shortened program gives students the opportunity to study only topics directly related to their field of study. The coursework is designed to cover medical basics, such as healthcare systems and terminology, as well as relevant office skills, such as keyboarding and software applications. The program is designed to culminate in a research project and internship, which are meant to give students experience with real life situations and environments. Students can complete this program online or on campus. Online students in some states may not be able to complete the internship option.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Individuals interested in applying to this program should have a good mind for organization, paperwork, and interacting with people in a professional way. They should want to learn medical terminology and strengthen their own leadership abilities. Though requirements may vary, applicants should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, students need to complete a total of at least 31 credit hours. These credit hours are divided among three areas of study: required courses, anatomy and physiology lab, and medical office administration option courses.

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
HC 115 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals
MO 110 Keyboarding
MO 111 Computer Software Applications in Healthcare
MO 150 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
MO 150L Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Lab
MO 205 Insurance Claims, Processing and Adjudication
MO 211 Healthcare Systems and Operations
MO 216 Ethics and Health Information Management

Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

  • 8.00 semester credit hours are required.

Medical Office Administration Option Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
Students choose from the following courses to complete at least six credits:
MS Elective Any MS (Medical Science) Course
MO 270 Case Study Research Project
MO 295 Medical Office Administration Internship
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 215 Medical Office Administration Internship Preparation (non-credit course)

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once a student completes this program, he or she could seek a medical or an office administration job. These positions could involve working in a medical facility or in an office. Graduates could be able to seek entry-level work as well as jobs that could demand further responsibility.

Potential job options include but are not limited to:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Insurance Billing and Coding Clerk
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Health Information Technician

Advanced Degrees

Graduates of this Herzing University program could decide that it's beneficial to their personal and career goals to apply for a higher-level degree. These degrees could help the student specialize in a specific area or give them a broader understanding of medical and business administration. Some field-specific positions could require students to possess industry certifications or a higher-level degree.

Master's degrees students could apply for include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant