The Medical Office Specialist diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform clerical duties within a medical setting.

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Students gain knowledge and experience with the following:

  • administrative assistant skills
  • medical terminology
  • anatomy and physiology
  • medical office procedures
  • medical coding, billing, and insurance
  • manual and computerized accounting
  • electronic health records
  • Microsoft Office applications

Medical Office Specialists’ duties may vary, but typically include:

  • scheduling patient appointments
  • completing insurance forms
  • interviewing patients to complete case histories or intake applications
  • triaging phones and correspondence
  • maintaining medical records and other office files
  • transcription

Students complete the following courses, preparing graduates for immediate employment as a medical office professional:

  • Accounting, including QuickBooks
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Business Communications
  • Disease
  • Medical Coding & Insurance
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Transcription Theory/Application
  • Microsoft Office

Students will complete a 180-hour internship upon completion of the required coursework.

Although not required for many medical office positions, graduates of the GACTC Medical Office Specialist program have the opportunity to complete an associate degree with several local colleges and universities. Please contact the Continuing Education office for details.

Applicant Information 

The GACTC welcomes all interested individuals to apply for admission into our career training programs. Review the admissions requirements and apply now at

Health Examination Form, completed by a licensed medical professional. Students are required to be screened for Tuberculosis by having a mantoux (2 Step PPD) test, IGRA blood test, or, if deemed necessary, a chest X-ray. Negative results must be submitted to the Continuing Education Office prior to the first day of the required internship. Students are required to have a physical including a Hepatitis B vaccination and other certain immunizations.


  • American Heart Association CPR & First Aid
  • OSHA 10-hour Healthcare certification
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) through NHA


Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2021-2022:
$12,500 (includes a laptop)


late August 2022 through June 2023, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Please contact us to schedule a tour and to meet with a career counselor to discuss your career goals and this program. Complete this short form to request more information and to schedule a tour, or call us as 814.941.TECH.

We welcome your application to the Medical Office Specialist program.

Jamie Zurenko

Medical Assistant Coordinator / Instructor
5th Floor