A Medical Office Specialist, also referred to as Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant,will perform routine administrative tasks to help keep the physicians’ offices and clinics running efficiently. Learn more about our Medical Office training below, or call us directly at 800.354.1254 for more information.

Program Overview

What is a Medical Office Specialist?

The healthcare services industry is expected to see continued growth. As a result, the need for Medical Office Specialists will grow as well.  There are opportunities in any medical setting.

With Medical Office Specialist training from Brighton College, you’ll gain the specific skills and tools needed to successfully pursue this career. You will learn medical terminology, a cornerstone of the medical office, as well as gain an understanding of anatomy and physiology, coding, etc. Your Medical Office Specialist online education will put you ahead of other candidates by giving you job-ready skills, which will make you immediately employable! 

What Will I Study in Brighton’s Medical Office Specialist Training Program?

Through Brighton’s online Medical Office Specialist training, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful medical office clerk or receptionist. These skills include:

  • Reviewing and answering practice correspondence
  • Operating computer systems or other types of technology to accomplish office tasks
  • Answering calls, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, and maintaining files
  • How to update and maintain patient and other practice-specific information
  • Learning to coordinate collection and preparation of operating reports such as time and attendance

Course Outline

A Career as a Medical Office Specialist!

Our Medical Office Specialist program was designed with you in mind. Our flexible learning model allows you to complete your studies according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding of it.

Once you enroll, you can get started right way! Medical Office Specialist courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.

What courses are in the Medical Office Specialist program?

The following courses are included in the online Medical Office Specialist program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Office Specialist program has a total of 20 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED 101 Introduction to Health Services 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.
MED 200 Medical Terminology 3 Credits
This course provides a comprehensive study of the language of medicine, including medical and dental root words, prefixes, and suffixes, on a system-by-system basis.
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology  4 Credits
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body systems. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive (male and female) systems.
MED 104 Medical Office Procedures 4 Credits
This course provides the required background for the responsibilities of the administrative medical assistant. It prepares students for the ever-increasing use of technology in the medical office, with an emphasis on the importance of the computerization of routine tasks and of communications. Students learn to perform the duties of the administrative medical assistant under realistic conditions and with realistic pressures that require them to organize the work and set priorities.
ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to financial accounting and reporting. Its focus is on accounting for professional service businesses, including healthcare and medical offices. Topics covered include accounting terminology and concepts, analyzing transactions, the double-entry framework, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, depreciation methods, tax and payroll requirements, financial statements and statements of cash flow.
MCB 101 Medical Coding I 3 Credits
 A study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.

Career Outlook

Where Can I Work as a Medical Office Specialist or Medical Office Receptionist?

Our Medical Office Specialist program enables you to gain employment in a variety of settings, including:

  • Doctors’ offices
  • Medical clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing home facilities

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Medical Office Specialist program is $2,850

Total Tuition $2,500
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $250
Total Sales Price  $2,850

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $2,550. Save $300!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit Admission Procedures.



Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200


Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $724 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you will receive as a Brighton College graduate.

Specialized Career Course

All Brighton College students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course.  In this course you will learn important skills, such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships. You will also have help writing your resume. The focus of this course and its textbook are to help you to get a better job and to decrease the time you will spend doing so.