The Medical Office Administration program provides students with the technical skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in a health care setting through competency-based education. Students will choose to specialize as medical office specialists or medical billing and coding specialists.

All students in the Medical Office Administration program will study medical terminology, laws and ethics, basic medical billing and coding systems, medical coding software (EnCoder Pro), business systems and software programs, front office tasks, patient intake/registration and the fundamental components and functions Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will develop administrative office skills, receive hands-on experience using a Medical EHR system to schedule, manage patient accounts, and enter patient documentation. The program will prepare students to work as entry-level/front-line administrative assistants in a medical office, clinic, or hospital. Health information technology specialists train in business, healthcare and information technology. Organizations ranging from private practices to large healthcare providers rely on these individuals to manage information vital to caregiving operations.

In addition, medical billing and coding specialists will examine how to code diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by a physician. Students will also explore how to process health insurance claims, examine coverage issues, and processes for billing and collections. Medical billing and coding specialists will prepare to take the National Certified Professional Coding (CPC) examination through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 975 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Textbooks/Textbook Bundle: $87
  • Workbook: $406
  • Online Access Fee: $106
  • Supplies/Tools/Equipment: $40
  • Industry Certifications: $10 — required for graduation
  • Licensure: +$978 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
  • Fees Description – by program
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Medical Office Administration
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Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who complete the placement assessments as noted below.

NOTE: Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record will negatively impact chances of completing the program and obtaining employment in a health care setting. See instructor for more information. For your personal protection, all immunizations should be up-to-date.

Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Refer to page 2 of the program Admissions Requirements to see if you qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. Once you have paid your application fee, you may email your transcripts to the Assessment Center for review or bring them with you when you are ready to enroll in a program.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
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Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 300
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Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • AAPC-CPC Certified Professional Coder
  • Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Medical Office Administration program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Dixie State University

Program Faculty

  • FT JeriLin Jackson – Lead Faculty
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2480
  • PT Kimberlee Andrews
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Tanya Jordan
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.