Apr 23, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Medical Office Assistant, Certificate of Completion

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)


The Medical Office Assistant program offers entry-level office-related skills for students who desire to begin a career quickly in a medical office. Students acquire basic English, computer, word processing, telephone and interpersonal skills as well as medical terminology.

Educational Option Information

This program can be completed:

  • Part-time or full-time

This program can be started:

  • Any term

Primary course location:

  • Main Campus; some courses are offered at Montoya Campus and online.

Special requirements

  • Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete coursework.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

The courses in this program may be applied toward an Office Technology certificate or an associate of applied science degree.

Many of our courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are employed in physicians’ offices and health organizations as medical office receptionists or medical office assistants. The New Mexico Department of Labor indicates that offices and clinics of medical doctors is one industry subsector with the largest projected number of jobs.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Assistant 31-32 credit hours

Program Approved Electives

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study