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Medical Office Technology Degree

Offered at: Boulder County

A.A.S. in
Medical Office
Technology

60 credits
(4-5 semesters)

This A.A.S. degree prepares you to work in the clinical and administrative functions of the health care system. All students become familiar with the law and ethics of the health care system and medical terminology, and complete an internship at a local health care facility.

See medical office technology course descriptions.

For this degree you choose a specialization from three areas. See required courses for each area:

See program admissions requirements.

Medical Office Technology Certificates

Billing Specialist

31 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you to work in an administrative role as a medical insurance billing specialist. Skills are developed in medical account management, health-care coding and billing for reimbursement.

Billing Specialist certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Health Care Office Assisting

26 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you to work in a health-care facility as a receptionist. Upon successful completion, students are able to register new patients, use proper telephone techniques, schedule appointments, file medical records, process mail, and type and transcribe medical reports.

Health Care Office Assisting certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Medical Administrative Assisting

40 credits
(3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you to work in an administrative/secretarial role in a health-care facility. Skills are developed in computer applications, written communication, medical office procedures, financial management, insurance billing, transcribing medical reports, and coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). In addition, students learn basic human anatomy, physiology and disease conditions.

Medical Administrative Assisting certificate: See required courses.

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Medical Assisting

46 credits
(3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you to work in ambulatory health-care facilities in both the administrative and clinical areas. This certificate is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Administrative skills learned include medical office procedures, written communications, financial management, insurance billing, and coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) and 10th (ICD-10) Editions, and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding.

Clinical skills learned include assisting with physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures.

Medical Assisting certificate: See required courses.

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Annual Salaries


Entry Average Experienced
Medical Assistant $26,274
$32,927
$36,254
Medical Administrative Assistant $25,392
$34,966
$39,753
Medical Billing Specialist $30,021
$39,255
$43,872

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2014)

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