Medical Office Professional (Diploma) - Memphis and Southaven

Diploma Program
Contact Hours:
720
Semester Credits:
29.33
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
30
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
8 Months

Program offered at: Memphis, Tennessee and Southaven, Mississippi

Medical Office Professional (Diploma) Mission Statement

The program provides students the with sufficient theoretical knowledge and specialized skills for an entry-level administrative position in allied health. The program prepares students to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The program includes courses covering computer applications, medical terminology, and medical insurance basics. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.

Career Overview

The Medical Office Professional has the skills necessary to handle most medical office business and financial operations, including accounts receivable and payable, billing and fee collection, payroll and taxes, records management, insurance claims processing, typing, and word processing. The Medical Office Professional brings a thorough understanding of medical and insurance terminology along with skills in interpersonal communications and public relations. Employment opportunities in this field are to be found in a broad range of settings, from physicians’ and dentists’ offices, to long-term-care facilities and hospitals, to medical insurance companies.

In order to graduate from the Medical Office Professional (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Externship Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
240
240
240
29.33

Diploma

800 Contact Hours

35.0 Semester Credits

32 Instructional Weeks – Full-Time

Average Time to Complete – 8 Months

Program Delivery

Effective for all students starting on or after January 24, 2022, the Medical Office Professional program is delivered in a blended format with two options for enrollment.

Option 1: Lecture/lab and externship courses will be delivered with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. Of the 800 program hours, a maximum of 400 course hours (50.0%) may be offered online. 

Option 2: Lecture/lab courses will be delivered entirely online; externship course will be delivered either entirely on-ground or with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. Of the 800 program hours, a maximum of 640 course hours (80.0%) may be offered online. 

Option 1

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
330
(60/270)
240
(180/60)
230
(160/70)
35

* These courses are offered online.

** A portion of this course may be delivered online

Option 2

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
330
(0/330)
240
(0/240)
230
(160/70)
35

* These courses are offered online.

** A portion of this course may be delivered online