Medical Office Specialist

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Start a new career in less than seven months.

Are you comfortable working with electronic equipment, computers and other forms of technology? Do you enjoy detail oriented tasks? Medical Office Specialists enjoy the rewarding aspects of working in the health care industry but in an office atmosphere.

Medical office specialists (MOS) hold administrative or clerical positions in a health care setting. Medical office specialists answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and schedule appointments. The MOS works in physician offices, hospitals and nursing homes.


Winter/Spring 2019 Course Dates:

XMED-506 9264 Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Classroom) Jan. 28-June 12 MW 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $2,639 TC
Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Externship) June 17-July 12 MTuWThF 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OS

XMED-506 9755 Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Classroom) March 5-July 25 TuWTh 6-10 p.m. $2,639 TC
Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Externship) Aug. 5-30 MTuWThF 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OS


Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus)

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday



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Training Program Description and Registration

TTC's Medical Office Specialist Training Program is for individuals considering employment in a health care setting or those who presently work in the field and want formal training. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal communication, familiarization with administrative duties and skill development in administrative functions such as reception, scheduling, filing, billing, completion of insurance claims, patient relations, bookkeeping and medical terminology. This blended course requires all students to have Internet access outside of the college as training includes online coursework every week, which is expected to be conducted outside the hours spent in the classroom. 


NOTE: If you click on "REGISTER NOW" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Program Length

Program can be completed in approximately six months.

Program Cost

The program costs approximately $2,639 not including textbooks, uniforms, supplies and testing fees.

Program Requirements

To enroll, you must be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency (GED) and submit a clear SLED background report. 

Upon start of the externship, all students are required to show proof of intradermal two-step TB skin test, major medical insurance, CPR certification, MMR proof, a clear and current SLED background check, current influenza vaccination, and five-panel drug screen. Externship is held Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students must submit a clear SLED background report in order to enroll in this program. Email to

Important note: Students must attend the first day of class that includes the mandatory orientation.

Students that successfully complete this program and achieve the CMAS certification are uniquely qualified to move into the CPC or Certified Professional Coder program.


Students who successfully complete the training program are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) national certification exam ($120) given by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)

Is this program right for you?

• Are you comfortable working with electronic equipment, computers and other forms of technology?
• Can you communicate well in both oral and written formats?
• Are you detail oriented and able to stick with a task until it is completed correctly?
• Can you control your temper and emotions and maintain a professional demeanor at all times?
• Will you be able to work within strict health and safety guidelines for your own benefit as well as your patients and coworkers?
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