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Clinical Office Administration Degree Programs in Massachusetts

There are 10 schools within Massachusetts that have clinical office administration programs. Read an overview of these schools' programs, requirements and tuition info and find out which school is the right for you.

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Clinical Office Administration Program Options in Massachusetts

There are a total of 133 public and private not-for-profit schools in Massachusetts. Only 10 of these schools have clinical office administration-related programs.

Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College in Fall River offers a 2-year office administration associate's degree program with a concentration in medical administrative assistant. Coursework covers medical office procedures, medical terminology, text editing, medical transcription and medical insurance form preparation. Prior to graduation, students complete a portfolio development course or participate in cooperative work experience.

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston-based Bunker Hill Community College provides a 27-credit hour medical information management assistant certificate program, a 16-credit hour medical office information specialist certificate program and a 61-credit hour office information management associate's degree program with an emphasis in medical information management. Depending on the certificate program, students may enroll in courses covering medical terminology, document generation, records and information management, Microsoft Office applications, keyboarding techniques, business correspondence and medical billing.

Along with general education courses and most of the courses found in the certificate programs, associate's degree program students encounter training in administrative business communication, administrative technology, information security procedures, business correspondence and database design. An internship is required before graduation.

Cape Cod Community College

Medical office administration certificate and associate's degree programs are offered at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. Both programs feature coursework in medical terminology, medical office procedures, word processing, office communication systems, medical coding and billing, office accounting and database applications. Along with general education courses, associate's degree program students also complete cooperative work experience or a standard office procedures course. The certificate program can be finished in 27-credit hours, and the associate's degree program needs 61-62 credit hours.

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College can be found in Wellesley Hills and has a medical office administrative assistant certificate program. Topics include medical terminology, medical office insurance and billing, medical office procedures and college writing. A total of 23-24 credit hours are needed for certificate completion.

Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College's Lowell Campus provides a medical office administration certificate program. Students are educated in health insurance and coding, anatomy and physiology, medical receptionist skills, medical transcription, medical terminology, appointment scheduling and inventory management. This program consists of 18 credit hours of coursework.

Mount Wachusett Community College

A medical office certificate program is offered through Mount Wachusett Community College's Devens and Gardner Campuses. This program features training in medical secretarial procedures, word processing, medical coding and billing, keyboarding, medical terminology and medical machine transcription. A minimum of 24 credit hours are needed to complete this program.

North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College, located in Danvers, offers a medical office support certificate program and a medical administrative assistant associate's degree program. Regardless of the program, students need to complete courses in medical terminology, medical administrative procedures, third-party reimbursement, keyboarding and medical records transcription. Additional courses found in the associate's degree program cover spreadsheet applications, administrative office management, integrated office applications, records management and general education requirements.

Northern Essex Community College

Students who finish the medical office assistant certificate program at Haverhill's Northern Essex Community College qualify to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Training covers healthcare law and ethics, medical office administration and medical terminology. At least 19 credit hours are needed to graduate.

Quinsigamond Community College

Found in Worchester, Quinsigamond Community College offers a medical office specialist certificate program that lasts 2 semesters. Courses include medical law, ethics, machine transcription, billing, office administration and coding. Required cooperative work experience allows students to apply theoretical concepts in a professional work environment.

Springfield Technical Community College

Medical office administrative assistant certificate and associate's degree programs are found at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield. The 26-credit hour certificate program covers health office procedures, medical terminology, computer basics, medical computer applications, electronic health records, keyboarding and editing techniques. In addition to certificate program and general education courses, the 60-credit hour associate's degree program has courses in document formatting, Microsoft Access and office accounting. Graduates of either program can sit for the NHA's CMAA certification exam.

School Comparison Table

School Name School Type and Setting Clinical Office Administration Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2012-2013)
Bristol Community College 2-year, public; small city Associate in Science in Office Administration with a concentration in medical administrative assistant $4,178 for MA residents; $9,122 for out-of-state residents*
Bunker Hill Community College 2-year, public; large city Medical Information Management Assistant Certificate,
Medical Office Information Specialist Certificate,
Office Information Management Associate of Science with a concentration in Medical Information Management
$3,384 for MA residents; $8,328 for out-of-state residents*
Cape Cod Community College 2-year, public; small city Information Technology Certificate with a concentration in medical office administration,
Associate in Science in Information Technology with a concentration in medical administrative assistant
$4,016 for MA residents; $8,960 for out-of-state residents*
Massachusetts Bay Community College 2-year, public; large suburb Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate $4,176 for MA residents; $9,120 for out-of-state residents*
Middlesex Community College 2-year, public; large suburb Medical Office Administration Certificate $4,274 for MA residents; $9,218 for out-of-state residents*
Mount Wachusett Community College 2-year, public; rural Medical Office Certificate $4,900 for MA residents; $9,820 for out-of-state residents*
North Shore Community College 2-year, public; large suburb Medical Office Support Career Certificate,
Medical Administrative Assistant Associate of Science
$4,056 for MA residents; $9,624 for out-of-state residents*
Northern Essex Community College 2-year, public; rural Medical Office Assistant Certificate $3,768 for MA residents; $9,552 for out-of-state residents*
Quinsigamond Community College 2-year, public; midsize city Medical Office Specialist Certificate $5,094 for MA residents; $10,038 for out-of-state residents*
Springfield Technical Community College 2-year, public; midsize city Medical office Administrative Assistant Certificate of Completion,
Medical Office Administrative Assistant Associate of Science
$5,106 for MA residents; $11,616 for out-of-state residents*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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