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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. To learn more please contact Nick Albritton, Recruitment Specialist, at (206) 934-6746 or

General Information

If a student is taking the full sequence of classes, the MOP 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

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

Getting Started

Step 1 (Optional): 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.

Step 2: Attend an Assessment Session

After attending a Professional & Technical Career Training Information Session, students are required to attend a computer and typing assessment to determine their typing speed and Microsoft Word and Excel competency. If a student’s office skills do not meet the requirements, interim classes will be discussed.

Assessment Session’s will be offered on the following dates for Fall Quarter 2018:

  • No Assessment Session are currently scheduled

Step 3: Take A Placement Test

The college placement exam should be taken through Student Assessment Services to ensure that you are reading at college level, and to determine your English and math placement. If you have taken college classes previously, your transcript can serve as necessary testing information.

Step 4: Plan Your Funding

If you have not determined funding prior to beginning the MOP program, please plan to attend a Start Next Quarter (SNQ) funding workshop to ensure funding is in place (or at least started) before the program starts. This workshop helps students get as much tuition covered as possible. Please go to for SNQ workshop information.

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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