Great Plains Technology Center

Medical Office Assistant

Office personal answering phone via headphone.

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • Build a strong customer relationship with patients and clients using ethical standards and professionalism
  • Develop your computer skills to a higher standard utilizing medical and health industry software
  • Develop and use a second language: medical terminology

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


This program prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of health care facilities. Students learn administrative routines and procedures followed in a medical office including correct medical terminology and advanced computer skills. Medical office accounting procedures, including patient billing and processing medical insurance claims, are covered. Students learn about major insurance programs and federal health care legislation. Students gain skills required for numerous industry-related certifications.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Medical Records Assistant, Medical Secretary, Administrative Assistant – Approximate Pay Potential: $11-23 per hour. (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
500 hours - 9 months to complete

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Textbooks: No cost to student
  • Student Needs Fees: $200.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $59.50

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Textbooks: $413.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $200.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $59.50

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for scholarships and Veteran's Education Benefits for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:

  • Certiport: MOS: Excel 
  • Certiport: MOS: PowerPoint
  • Certiport: MOS: Word 
  • National Healthcareer Association: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant 


Applying for this Program

Photo of Nicole Wilson, Executive Administrative Assistant and Medical Office Assistant instructor.

Nicole Metzger
Medical Office Assistant Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Useful Information

Program Begins


"My favorite part of teaching at Great Plains is our students! I love working with students and watching them progress through the programs and meet their career and educational goals."
Nicole Metzger, Instructor