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Get the Training You Need to Work in a Medical Office

SJVC’s Medical Office programs prepare graduates to work in front-office positions for a medical practice, healthcare facility or insurance company. Training helps students learn the skills required to start a career in administrative support in a healthcare environment. SJVC students can prepare for work in a healthcare office environment by choosing the credential level that best meets their needs and career goals.

The Certificate-level Medical Office Administration (MOA) programs offer all of the training required to provide basic administrative support in a medical office setting. Graduates of the Medical Billing Specialist (MBS) programs earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree and benefit from advanced training in medical billing, coding and office management.

Medical Office SJVC student

Students Will Learn
Throughout SJVC’s Medical Office program, students will learn:

  • • Medical insurance principles
  • • Medical office operations
  • • Human relations
  • • Medical law and regulations

An externship component allows students to gain hands-on experience under the direction of a medical office manager or director.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of the MOA programs can earn a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, and students in the MBS programs can earn an A.S. Degree in approximately 14 months.

Graduates are eligible to take several national certification and credentialing examinations administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Graduates also earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), AHA-Adult & Infant CPR, and First Aid Certification.

Well-trained Medical Office personnel can work for medical and dental offices, hospitals, clinics and insurance companies. These administrators perform the following job duties:

  • • Assigning ICD-9 and CPT codes to claims
  • • Processing patient insurance claims
  • • General bookkeeping
  • • Scheduling patient appointments
  • • Managing medical records

SJVC’s Medical Office program is available at 10 of our California campuses:

*Only MBS Degree program offered.
**Only MOA Certificate program offered.
Campuses not marked with an asterisk offer both the certificate and associate degree program.

The Medical Office program is also offered through SJVC Online.

Accreditation & Approvals
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

San Joaquin Valley College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959; toll free (888) 370-7589; fax (916) 263-1897; website:

If a degree or certificate in Medical Office sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please complete SJVC’s Request Information form. An Admissions Advisor will contact you soon to discuss how you can reach your career goals with SJVC.
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