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Medical Office Administrative Secretary - How to Get Started

You can start the medical office administrative secretary degree program any term. Students admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met.

Complete the MHCC Application Process

It is easy to get started at MHCC. Simply follow the steps in our New Student Checklist. These include filling out the admission form, figuring out how to pay for college through programs like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), connecting with our staff to choose classes, and more.

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Applied to MHCC? Here's what to do next

After you have been admitted to MHCC, you will need to meet the course registration requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Placement Requirements Needed to Get Started in This Program

Placement into RD115 or completion of RD090 Placement into WR121 or completion of WR115 Placement into MTH065/MTH058 or completion of MTH060/MTH020

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Sign up for classes

After completing the placement requirements, you can sign up for classes. First-term students should sign up for these classes: 

  • BI100 Survey of Body Systems (four credits)
  • BT123A Keyboarding Skill Development (three credits)
  • CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I (one credit)
  • MO110 Foundational Principles for the Medical Office Team (must be completed before starting third term courses) (three credits)
  • MTH065 Beginning Algebra II or higher (four credits) or MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I (six credits)

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Additional Program Costs

Other than Mt. Hood Community College tuition, fees, and textbooks there are no additional costs for this program.

Textbooks per term range from $100-$500, and can be purchased online through the college bookstore.

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