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About the Medical Front Office Program

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Medical Front Office Overview

The Medical Front Office program is designed to develop and strengthen office skills for a medical setting. The curriculum prepares students to work in entry-level office positions in a variety of health care settings with skills in medical terminology, medical office procedures and medical software applications.

How to Get Started

To get started in the Medical Front Office program for college credit, complete the admissions process at Brookhaven College and meet with a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid needs.

If you are planning to earn a Medical Front Office skills achievement award or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your course requirements at the college awarding the award or certificate.

Prior to registration for any semester, you must contact a Brookhaven Medical Front Office faculty member to discuss recommended criteria.

Information Sessions

If you’re considering applying for this program, attend an information session, where the award, schedule and estimated expenses will be discussed in detail. For times and locations, contact program coordinator Sharon Burton or check the online schedule. During this information session, the program coordinator will help you determine which courses you should take.

Criteria for Enrollment

For successful preparation and future employment in a medical front office setting, we recommend that you have the following:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • A minimum of 35 words-per-minute keyboarding skills
  • A certificate in a related area (such as office assistant, software specialist or administrative assistant), an associate degree or acquired certification, or office work experience


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get information on the courses required for:

  • The Medical Front Office Assistant Marketable Skills Achievement Award can be completed in one semester by a full-time student, though may take longer if you are also working. Credits may be applied to Semester I of the Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate.
  • The Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate is for those who have successfully completed the Medical Front Office Skills Achievement Award, who have at least a year of office experience or equal skills, are new to a medical setting or who want to update their medical office skills. This certificate can be completed in two semesters.
  • The Medical Front Office Medical Coder Certificate provides training in medical terminology, coding, billing and insurance procedures and can be completed in three semesters.

All courses are offered as on-campus day and evening courses at Brookhaven College, or may be taken entirely online. Please note that the program is listed as Medical Office Management/Administration under Brookhaven College’s Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

Together, the colleges of Dallas County Community College District offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by college or visit our credit programs home page.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you want to study?

Look at other programs in Health Sciences such as Medical Assisting and Medical Laboratory Technology.

Find out more about programs in Management and Business Administration such as Business Administration, Marketing Careers and Management.

Faculty Profiles

Our Medical Front Office faculty members not only have advanced degrees but also have real-world experience in the profession, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at work. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Medical Front Office faculty.

Transfer Information

Medical Front Office courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute our official endorsement.

  • The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification organization, with more than 86,000 medical coders and auditors. AAPC’s outpatient-focused credentials — including its Certified Professional Coding (CPC) designation — represent a commitment to coding expertise and adherence to strict ethical standards. AAPC also has a Facebook page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Medical Front Office program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.