Betsy Colliander

Program Coordinator

Email: bcolliander@bjlanjia.com
Phone: 828.448.6057
Office: Carr Hall, Room 219

Cathy Huffman Oaks


Email: choaks@bjlanjia.com
Phone: 828.448.6056
Office: Carr Hall, Room 218

Medical Office Administration


Empowering Careers in Healthcare

Studying Medical Office Administration at Western Piedmont Community College offers numerous advantages. This program trains students in the specialized skills needed to effectively manage healthcare facilities. Graduates are equipped to handle tasks like medical billing, patient scheduling, and electronic health records management, making them indispensable in medical settings. With a growing demand for healthcare services, job prospects are excellent, providing job stability. The program’s affordability and flexible scheduling options make it accessible to a wide range of students. Moreover, students gain practical experience through internships, ensuring they are well-prepared for real-world healthcare administrative roles, making it an ideal pathway for a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry.

We offer 3 programs of study in our Medical Office Administration program.


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Why a career in medical office administration?

A career in medical office administration offers job stability and the chance to contribute to healthcare’s vital administrative functions. Training at Western Piedmont Community College equips students with essential skills in medical billing, records management, and patient interaction. The program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, including internships in healthcare settings, ensuring graduates are job-ready. Affordable tuition and flexible schedules make it accessible, while personalized guidance from experienced faculty enhances learning. With a growing demand for healthcare services, this program provides an excellent foundation for a rewarding career in medical office administration.

Upon completing the Medical Office Administration program at Western Piedmont Community College, graduates are well-prepared for a range of healthcare administrative roles. They can pursue careers as Medical Office Managers, Medical Billing Specialists, Health Information Clerks, or Patient Services Coordinators. These positions offer diverse responsibilities, from managing administrative tasks and patient records to ensuring efficient healthcare operations. With the program’s comprehensive training, graduates are poised to excel in these vital roles within the healthcare industry, contributing to its seamless functioning and patient care.

Job Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. Median pay nationally is $104,830 per year. 

What You Will Study

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The A.A.S. degree is a 2-year, 67 credit-hour program. Students are prepared for employment as medical administrative personnel.


Students take 18 credit hours to earn a certificate specializing in billing and coding.


This 18-credit hour pathway is for individuals seeking an entry level position in a medical office or hospital.


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Financial Aid

We recognize that paying for college is an important consideration while making your education journey . Our financial aid staff is here to provide you with financial aid options and assistance to help you achieve your educational goals.

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