Are you compassionate and love working with people? Are you organized and detail-oriented? If you are looking for a career in the healthcare field that will allow you to use your skills, consider a career in Medical Office Technology. Become an Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, or a Billing and Reimbursement Specialist!
What Does ACC's Medical Office Technology Program Cover?
Our Medical Office Technology programs are designed develop your skill set and to place you in outpatient (ambulatory) care facilities.
You may choose between:
- Administrative Assistant Certificate
- Billing and Reimbursement Certificate
- Medical Assistant Certificate
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.
Why Choose ACC?
Our programs are designed in a “step-manner,” which will allow you to enter the workforce as soon as possible, while continuing your education in class. Each certificate program will guide you through theory and clinical practice, while sharpening your critical thinking skills. Once you complete your certificate program, you will be able to:
- Provide skillful execution of administrative, clinical and general duties as an integral and supportive part of the healthcare provider's practice
- Perform clinical skills as an extension of the provider's role of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients
- Perform administrative skills for the management of business affairs of the practice
- Perform the general skills concerned with legal, ethical, moral and professional conduct in the execution of medical assisting duties
- Under the supervision of the provider, perform patient instruction to encourage compliance with medical care
- Understand the basic principles of anatomy and physiology of the human body; have a working knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, and basic disease processes
- Demonstrate the respect of others regarding legal, moral and ethical issues encountered on a daily basis in an effort to eliminate the change for personal or employer liability
What Jobs Can You Get with a Medical Office Technology Certificate?
As a certified MOT, employment is available in hospitals, medical clinics, physician offices, laboratories, public health facilities, nursing homes as well as in veterinary, industrial and environmental laboratories in Colorado and nationwide. 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 2014 statistics from the Bureau of Labor showed the median hourly wage for medical assistants in Colorado is $15.57 and the median annual wage is $32,400.
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.
Student may begin non-MOT prefix classes such as HPR 178 and HPR 106 without being admitted to MOT program.
Are you ready to turn your compassion and organizational know-how into a rewarding career in healthcare? Complete the MOT Application to apply to the Medical Office Technology programs at Arapahoe Community College.