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Medical Office

Program Highlights

SJVC’s Medical Office programs help get students ready to work in front-office positions at a medical practice, healthcare facility or insurance company. Students learn the skills they need to start a career in administrative support in a healthcare environment. Program name and availability varies by campus.


  • Medical insurance principles
  • Medical office operations
  • Human relations
  • Medical law and regulations

Career Opportunities
Skilled front-office personnel can work for medical and dental offices, hospitals, clinics and insurance companies.

Administrators often do the following:
  • Assign ICD-9 and CPT codes to claims
  • Process patient insurance claims
  • General bookkeeping
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Manage medical records
Certificate or A.S. Degree

SJVC students can prepare for work in a healthcare office setting by choosing the credential level that best meets their needs and career goals. The Certificate-level Medical Office Administration (MOA) programs offer the training required to provide basic administrative support in a medical office setting. Graduates of the Medical Billing Specialist (MBS)
programs earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree and benefit from advanced training in medical billing, coding and office management.

Certifications Earned

Graduates of the MOA programs earn a Certificate of Completion and graduates of the MBS programs earn an A.S. Degree.

Graduates are eligible to take several national certification and credentialing examinations administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Graduates also earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), AHA-Adult & Infant CPR, and First Aid Certification.

Medical Office: San Joaquin Valley College

Medical Office - San Joaquin Valley College