Medical Office Administration

What is Required

What Classes Do I Take

Medical Office Administration Certificates

Medical Office Administration health

Medical Office Administration Cost

Medical Office Administration Physical Requirements



What does a Medical Office Person Do?

Medical Administrative Office is an AAS (Associates of Applied Science) program.

As a medical administrative person you are the first person a patient encounters in the health facility as well as the one who verifies insurance, schedules, answers patient phone calls, verifies medical billing and manages the office workflow. If you are organized, compassionate and enjoy working with people you have some of the skills necessary to lead to success in a medical administrative office career. 

Employment is primarily in clinics, urgent care, and ambulatory care facilities. Medical Office students learn office administration skills and office management.

The AAS certificate can be earned in as little as 2 1/2 semesters.


To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.


Red Rocks Community College is requiring all incoming students to meet English requirements to be successful in their courses. Students must test/place into ENG 121 or higher. Courses do not need to be taken, only test scores that show competency at that level are required. Acceptable documentation: a placement score deemed passing by RRCC, SAT/ACT (less than 2 years old), previous ENG 090 or higher course work at a college, college degree or certificate.

The Medical Office Certificate Program requires completion of the MAT 050 prerequisite prior to entering advanced courses. The MOT department requires all students to pass courses with a grade of "C" or better.

To ensure our students success in their chosen career we require that all medical assisting/medical office skills based courses (MOT 126, MAP 138, MAP 140) be completed at Red Rocks Community College.

It is recommended that while in the Medical Assisting Program you not be employed or that you work no more than 20hr/week in order in ensure student success. For those pursuing Medical Assisting or Medical Office Technology programs a statement of Health Care Provider screen is required as well as a background/drug screen prior to internship, but information should be obtained from the program advisors prior to completing either of these.


Criminal Background Check/Drug screen

Students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check, prior to starting their internships. Further information will be given during MOT 126 or internship orientation. Students unable to complete this requirement will not be able to continue into the internship or finish the certificate.

Health/Immunizations Check

Students are not required to complete a health/immunization check prior to the start of internship, however, it is advisable that you complete the form and have any of the immunizations listed up to date as you will be working near patients that can be contagious. Health/Immunization form can be downloaded here. If you do have the form completed please bring this to internship orientation for us to have it on file.

Our Accomplishments:

Currently, the Medical Office Technology program at Red Rocks Community College has a high job placement rate. Graduate satisfaction among our graduates is excellent at 97%.
Visit the labor & statistics website for more information.