Medical Office at Pellissippi State

Medical offices depend on health care administrators – those important people tasked with nonclinical patient care. If you’re interested in the health care administration field, Administrative Professional Technology could be a perfect future for you.

Pellissippi State offers two options for students who want to pursue a career in Medical Office:

  • Certificate: Career in a Calendar Year allows students who take accelerated classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as some online courses to earn two Pellissippi State certificates in 12 months.

  • Associate Degree: The Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Professional Technology with a concentration in Medical Office allows students to earn both the two Pellissippi State certificates as well as to sit for three national certifications at the end of the program.

Our graduates have a 97% average placement rate in their field.

What kinds of careers await you?

  • Electronic health records specialist
  • Compliance specialist
  • Scheduler
  • Coding, billing and insurance specialist
  • Hospital unit coordinator
  • Office manager

Students don't have to seek a two-year degree to get their foot in the door either. Pellissippi State offers certificates in Medical Insurance Coding and Reimbursement and Electronic Health Records Specialist after 27 hours of coursework to help get you into the field quickly.


Pellissippi State offers multiple class options. Choose the one that’s right for you:

  • Traditional
  • Online
  • Hybrid (Traditional/Online combination)
  • Accelerated Evening

Learn more about Medical Office's accelerated evening/online program.

Regardless of which option you choose, degree-seeking Medical Office students will graduate with real-world experience thanks to an embedded internship component.

At the end of the 60-61 hours it takes to earn an associate degree, students also will be prepared to take exams for three national certifications:

  • National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist,
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist and
  • Microsoft Office Specialist.

View a complete list of courses needed to complete the degree from the following College Catalog link:

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Contact Us

Regina Buckley
Program Coordinator