Program Overview

Kaplan University’s online medical office administration program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to pursue entry-level positions in this exciting field.* Coursework focuses on areas including insurance processing and fundamental medical office administrative and clerical tasks.  You’ll also have an opportunity to gain valuable, on-the-job experience during your externship in a physician’s office or clinic.†  After you graduate, you may be eligible to take the examination given by the American Medical Technologists to become a Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.

†This program is not entirely online; you must complete an on-ground experience in your area to gain hands-on experience in a real-world health care environment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

    Restrictions

    Residents of the following states may not enroll in the online Medical Office Administration Certificate:  Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Our Mission

    Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. The University is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, and applied scholarship in a practical environment.

    About Kaplan University

    Are you committed to achieving your educational and career goals? Kaplan University not only offers online programs, but campus-based, and blended programs in fields such as social and behavioral sciences, business, criminal justice, education, health sciences,  information systems and technology,  legal studies, and nursing. Students can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.

    Who We Are

    Kaplan University is a part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC, which is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. Kaplan, Inc.'s wide range of products includes programs for kids and schools, test preparation, higher education and professional training. Each of our offerings helps students reach an important milestone in their education and careers.

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