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About the Program

The Medical Office program prepares you to perform key functions in almost any medical office environment. The medical office technology program prepares you for today’s medical office responsibilities with knowledge in medical terms and anatomy as well as keyboarding, word processing, communications, filing and interpersonal relations. The program also includes medical insurance, billing, coding, electronic health records, transcription, editing, and other administrative classes. Students will: 

  • Combine business applications and knowledge of medicine, pharmacology, and coding to create and manage electronic health records
  • Provide critical administrative support to hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and other health care providers
  • Help people navigate the health care system by ensuring access and transfer of accurate medical information

Planning for Your Program

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition cost per credit*: Century College - $203.49; University of Minnesota, TC - $520.50; Private for-profit colleges - $1,300; Private colleges & universities - $2,320 *Annual tuition and fees **Based on posted institutions average cost per credit

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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Portrait of Rebecca Carter outside of Century East Campus.
Rebecca Carter - Medical Office Technology Alum

"The real-life experience in the healthcare profession that the instructors brought to the learning process was valuable and applicable. I felt confident when interviewing for potential jobs knowing I possessed the necessary education potential employers were looking for in the healthcare industry. Shortly after graduating, I received a job as a medical insurance biller that I find fulfilling and I attribute my success to the strong foundation I received at Century College."

Portrait of medical office alumnus, Luann.
Luann Schneider - Medical Office Technology Alum

"My instructors were very approachable and always helpful. Century College's online classes offered me the convenience I needed to complete my education. My degree in  the Medical Office Technology program has helped me change my career path and to find employment in the healthcare field."


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Potential Job Titles

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  • Healthcare Documentation Specialist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Insurance Policy & Claims Clerk
  • Medical Coder

Salary Data

Medical Transcriptionist/Healthcare Documentation Specialist
Average Wage: $17.85/hour
Top Earners: $24.52/hour

Medical Secretary
Average Wage: $18.81/hour
Top Earners: $23.09/hour

Insurance Policy & Claims Clerk
Average Wage: $17.53/hour
Top Earners: $23.16/hour

Medical Coder
Average Wage: $19.54/hour
Top Earners: $25.67/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area -


These prerequisites must be met for OFFT 2006 and OFFT 2010. These two courses are prerequisites for many of the other OFFT Medical courses in this program (OFFT 2012, 2013, 2021, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2035, 2041, 2044, 2050, 2783). Students should not register for any courses for which the prerequisites have not been met. Program faculty will enforce prerequisites.

  1. Declared Office Technology-Medical major with the Century College Records Office.
  2. Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
  3. Check the Computer Requirements section of the Online Learning page to determine if technology requirements are met.
  4. ELearnReady is one of the self-assessments that must be completed. Students must have a score of 89 or higher on the Technical Skills portion of the eLearnReady survey.
  5. Typing score of at least 30 adjusted words per minute (wpm) as measured on
  6. A minimum score of 80 percent on
  7. Please fill out and submit the Program Requirement Checklist before you start this program. Email it to