Program Overview

As America's generation of baby boomers begin to approach older age, the demand for qualified, multi-skilled administrative assistants and medical coding specials continues to rise throughout the country.  Wayne Community College's Certificate in Medical Office Administration provides students with the basic foundation of skills and knowledge they will need for entrance into the medical field.  Students are taught a wide range of important administrative duties, including scheduling appointments, completing insurance claim forms, operating medical computer programs, and updating patient records and billing.  Graduates may be qualified for entry-level employment in a variety of fast-paced medical settings, including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, and insurance companies.

This certificate program consists of 18 credit hours which may be earned in just two semesters.  During their first semester, students take courses in medical law and ethics, medical coding, billing, and insurance, and an introductory course on medical terminology.  In the second semester, an advanced course on medical terminology is required, in addition to courses on medical office simulation, procedure coding and diagnostic coding.

The small class sizes of 20 to 25 students allow individuals to receive the one-on-one attention from professors that is becoming increasingly difficult to attain in traditional universities.  Wayne Community College's Certificate in Medical Office Administration provides students with a convenient, flexible, and time-efficient certificate program for entrance into the health and medicine field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

    School Overview

    Established in 1957, Wayne Community College is a public, two-year institution, located in the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WCC operates within the framework of the North Carolina Community College System, and awards associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas, along with offering career training programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Wayne Community College states a vision “to be the preferred choice for quality education and training in the communities it serves.”

    Distance education programs at Wayne Community College include degree, diploma, and certificate options, which can be completed fully online. In addition, the Distance Education Department at WCC also houses hybrid courses, which allow for a combination of eLearning and on-campus degree programs. Web enhanced courses offer Internet supplemental content for traditional on-campus courses.


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