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Medical Office Technology / Medical Assistant

Prepare for a job in the healthcare industry with a Medical Office Technology or Medical Assistant certificate from Arapahoe Community College.

Medical Office Technology student

Do you want to be an integral and supportive part of a healthcare provider's practice – then gain these skills at ACC! Our Medical Office Technology program is designed to develop your skills and place you in outpatient care facilities. Our program is designed in a “step-manner,” which will allow you to enter the workforce as soon as possible, while continuing your education in class. Our students have gone on to work for Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus, and even here at ACC!

Deby Stutman
Program Chair / Faculty
Medical Office Technology
deby.stutman [at] arapahoe.edu

What You'll Learn

The Administrative Assistant certificate enables students to work the front office/reception area of physician’s officers. The Medical Assistant certificate enables students to get a job as a fully fledged MA for the front and back office of a physician’s office. In addition to doing reception work in the office, an MA also does patient care including laboratory work and injections. The Billing & Reimbursement certificate enables students to become a billing specialist in an ambulatory care setting.

CIP 510801 (MA2)

The Medical Assistant Certificate enables a student to get a job as a fully-fledged MA for the front and back office of a medical office. In addition to doing reception work in the office, an MA also does patient care including laboratory work and injections in an ambulatory care facility. The curriculum is designed to facilitate the correlation between theory and clinical practice while exercising critical thinking proficiency.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Complete MOT Program Application
  • Personal interview with the MOT Program Coordinator
  • HIT students do not need permission from the MOT department in order to complete MOT 125 , MOT 133 and MOT 135
  • Criminal Background Check
  • College Placement Test is required for all MAP students (scores of 96 or higher in Reading and a 5 on the Essay, OR 80 in Reading and a 6 on the Essay, and MAT 050 or equivalent placement test scores.
Total: 37 credit hours

CIP 510714 (MED6)

The Billing and Reimbursement Certificate prepares students to perform the process of coding, billing and reconciling the payment process as related to an ambulatory care facility.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Complete MOT Program Application
  • Personal interview with the MOT Program Coordinator
  • HIT students do not need permission from the MOT department in order to complete MOT 125 , MOT 133 and MOT 135
Major Courses (25 credit hours)
1 Credits *
Note(s):

*Students must receive Department Chair approval prior to enrolling in the Capstone class.

Total: 25 credit hours

CIP 510705 (MOAA)

The Administrative Assistant certificate enables students to work the front office/reception area of physician's offices. The MOT curriculum is designed to facilitate the correlation between theory and clinical practice while exercising critical thinking proficiency.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Complete MOT Program Application
  • Personal interview with the MOT Program Coordinator
  • HIT students do not need permission from the MOT department in order to complete MOT 125 , MOT 133 and MOT 135
Total: 9 credit hours

Job Potential

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics state that employment for Medical Assistants (MAs) is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2022. The Colorado projected percent change in medical assistant employment between 2012 and 2022 is expected to be +27%. The expected number of yearly job postings in Colorado is about 390. The BLS showed the median hourly wage for medical assistants in Colorado is $15.57 and the median annual wage is $32,400. As a certified MOT, employment is available (Colorado and nationwide) in:

What is the cost of ACC's MOT Program?

Based on the certificate you choose and your COF (College Opportunity Fund) eligibility, the estimated cost is:

  • Medical Assistant Certificate- Approximately $8500 including books and supplies
  • Billing and Reimbursement Certificate- Approximately $5300 including books and supplies
  • Administrative Assistant Certificate- Approximately $3600 including books and supplies

You will also be responsible for the cost of immunizations, background check, drug screening and any nominal costs associated with clinical affiliations.

For further information regarding Tuition and Fees and COF, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.

When are the Admission Deadlines?

Fall Admission: Applications will be accepted until May 1. Spring Admission: Applications will be accepted until December 1.

*You may begin non-MOT prefix classes such as HPR 178 and HPR 106 without being admitted to MOT program.

Additional MOT Student Information