Program Overview

Metropolitan Community College offers a Medical Office – Medical Office Assistant program for students interested in careers as a medical receptionist or unit secretary. Graduates of the program may find jobs within many types of healthcare facilities or hospital work environments. Students may complete the program entirely online. However, MCC also offers traditional classes on the Elkhorn Valley, Fort Omaha, and South Omaha Campus.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the Certificate of Achievement.

Students are required to complete 13.5 general education, 18 major requirement, and 22.5 option requirement credits to become eligible for graduation. This program has the potential to be completed in one year of full time study.

The general education courses are designed to provide the fundamentals within a broad range of subjects. The credits are divided into 4.5 communication, 4.5 quantitative/numeracy skills, and 4.5 other credits.

The major requirement courses will provide an education that prepares students for careers within a medical office work setting.  Students will need to complete four, 4.5 credit courses for a total of 18 credits. Some of the courses consist of: Medical Terminology I, Introduction to Medical Law & Ethics, and Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology.

The option requirement courses offer a specific education for work as a Medical Office Assistant. Students are expect to increase their knowledge and expertise that is required for work within a variety of healthcare settings. Students need to complete a five, 4.5 credit option courses. Some of the option courses are Medical Office Communications, Microsoft Word for Medical Office, and Medical Transcription I.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Metropolitan Community College Area is a two-year public school located in Omaha, Nebraska. MCC was created in 1974 to serve residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in the state of Nebraska. MCC's mission is to provide quality learning experiences for a diverse community of lifelong learners in its four-county service area.

    MCC offers more than 100 one- and two-year career programs, as well as academic transfer programs. Online for-credit courses equal that of on-campus courses and retain similar academic standards.


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