Medical Office

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Experience the best of three quickly emerging career areas—business management, information technology and health care—all in one! The foundations of these majors begin with technology literacy and computer applications along with basics of business office procedures and management. Students can expect to join other medical office professionals with the specialized training and practice provided in healthcare-related areas. These areas include: medical terminology, anatomy, electronic health records, health insurance, patient billing, ICD-10 coding and HIPAA compliance. Students will have an opportunity to work with emerging technologies, experience hands-on applications in completing real-world business or health projects and master the use of electronic health records management systems while completing hands-on training. Additionally, students may have an opportunity to train with other medical office professionals by completing an internship hosted by area medical facilities.

Students can earn CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) certification and up to 15 hours of advanced college credit through Murray State College. High school students can also earn 2 computer science credits toward graduation requirements.


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Medical Office Fundamentals
Foundations of Medical Office / Medical Terminology 240
Fundamentals of Technology 120
Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies 120
Career Major Capstone I 45
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
Medical Office Advanced
Foundations of Medical Office / Medical Terminology 240
Fundamentals of Technology 120
Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies 120
Career Major Capstone I 45
Patient Billing 180
Medical Insurance 120
Electronic Health Record I 120
Career Major Capstone II 105
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Career Tech (CT) Fundamentals of Technology
CT Administrative Medical Assistant
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
NHA Certifed Electronic Health Record Specialist
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

Business Professionals of America (BPA)


Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Admissions Coordinator, Billing Coordinator, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Secretary, Patient Coordinator, Physician Office Specialist, Unit Secretary, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk – Approximate Pay Potential: $10-24/Hour(source:

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