Gwinnett College offers diploma and degree programs in medical office administration. Both diploma and degree programs include training in office and computer skills, medical office terminology and coding, processing insurance payments, and managing electronic health records (EHRs).

Medical Office Administration Diploma Program

The Medical Office Administration diploma program is designed for Gwinnett College students seeking to train for an entry-level career in a medical office assistant environment.  The degree and diploma programs include training in general office skills, computer skills, medical office procedures, and medical insurance and coding procedures.  During the school externship component of the training program, Gwinnett College students will apply the skills learned during their classroom training in actual medical settings.  Gwinnett College graduates of this medical office assistant training program will be qualified for various entry-level front-office positions in the medical field including medical assistant, patient account clerks, medical billers, office administrators, and medical records specialists.

Topics within the Medical Office Administration diploma program include the following courses:

  • Medical Bookkeeping
  • Office Procedures
  • Medical Insurance and Coding
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Externship

Employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow 10 percent from 2022 to 2032, According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*. The demand for medical secretaries coincides with the growth of the healthcare industry. With the aging baby boomer population, additional medical office assistants will be needed to handle administrative tasks and billing processing.


Lilburn & Sarasota – Associate of Science Degree in Medical Administration

The Associate of Science Medical Administration program prepares Gwinnett College students for entry-level positions as medical office administrators. Graduates of this degree program will have the technical & professional-interaction skills necessary to function in the demanding medical industry. 

Training in the degree program includes medical office administrative skills complemented with training in medical billing and coding, office procedures, anatomy and physiology, and the legal aspects of the healthcare industry. The Medical Administration training program also contains a variety of general education courses designed to balance the student’s education and prepare them for lifelong learning.

Upon graduation from this medical office administration degree program, Gwinnett College students will be qualified to seek entry-level positions in doctors’ offices, clinics, or hospitals as medical office administrators, patient account clerks, or similar administrative jobs.

While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your Medical Office Administration training program.

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