Office Technology Medical

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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses. Can be completed entirely online.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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About the Program

The Medical Office program prepares you to perform critical 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 and keyboarding, word processing, communications, filing, and interpersonal relations. The program 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 healthcare providers.
  • Help people navigate the health care system by ensuring access and transfer of accurate medical information

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Cost & Financial Aid

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 qualify 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 Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Medical Office Technology Testimonials


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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

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

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

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

 Information gathered pertains to seven-county metro


These prerequisites must be met for OFFT 2006 and OFFT 2010. These two courses are prerequisites for this program’s other OFFT Medical courses (OFFT 2012, 2013, 2021, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2035, 2041, 2044, 2050, 2783). Students should not register for 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. 
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