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Medical Office Professional

Medical Office Professional


South Seattle College's Medical Office Professional (MOP) program provides students with employable skills for medical office careers. The one-year program offers hands-on curriculum, individualized training, and personal and professional development opportunities.

The medical courses in the suggested sequence are also prerequisites for the coding short-term certificate program offered at South

General Information

Our program runs with a varied schedule Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some classes are offered only in the classroom, while others are hybrid - meaning a combination of online and classroom instruction. The entirety of the MOP program is approximately 54 college credits over the course of four quarters, and includes a 168-hour internship that is completed during Summer Quarter. See our full sequence of classes for more information.

To find out more about the program and orientation information, please contact Nick Albritton, Recruitment Specialist, at (206) 934-6746 or

Getting Started

Attend a Professional & Technical Career Training Information Session

Professional & Technical Information Sessions offer perspective students the opportunity to explore our campus, ask questions and understand the distinct program offerings available at South. Each information session includes an overview of the MOP program, career and salary outlook, class format and schedules, admissions requirements and tuition and financial assistance. Information Sessions are optional, but all students are highly encouraged to attend.

Ensure Your Success – Skill Building

We want our students to be successful, and we have found there are a few competency areas students need to be successful in to succeed in this program.


We recommend students have a typing speed of 35 words per minute (WPM). You can test your typing speed by using this online test. If you find you are not currently typing 35 WPM, do not worry! You can increase your speed with practice! Try Goodwill’s free online typing lessons here.

Email, Excel, Word

In order to be successful in this program, students will need to be able to communicate via email, and will need to have an understanding of Microsoft Office Excel and Word. We do not expect our students to be experts – but coming into the program, you will be diving right into coursework using these programs!

To improve your skills in this area – try Goodwill’s free online tutorials:

Enroll Today!

If you are ready to take the leap, view our Steps to Enroll which will help guide you through the enrollment process!

For additional assistance, please contact Nick Albritton, Recruitment Specialist, at (206) 934-6746 or

Resources Available to Students

WorkSource: Provides services to aid in your employment search, including job postings, employment assistance, workshops, career counseling, program opportunities and resources and hiring events

Workforce Education: Assists students entering or reentering the workforce through career training, financial aid assistance, job placement assistance and academic planning.

Advising: Advisors at South assist students with placement, educational planning, course selection, degree completion and to provide referrals to other departments on campus who can help you reach your goals.

Tutoring: Academic support, drop-in tutoring centers, small group tutoring and online tutoring are available to ensure that students get the help they need and are able to complete their educational goals.


Please call 206-934-5394

Advising Appointments?

Please call 206-934-5387


For international student inquiries, please contact the Center for International Education.

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