Medical Office Administration Tops Website’s ‘Best of’ List

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WINTERVILLE—TheBestSchools.org recently released its ranking of the nation’s best online Medical Office Administration (MOA) degree programs and Pitt Community College checked in at the top of the list for 2018.

An independent organization comprised of educators, editors, authors and web professionals, TheBestSchools.org publishes various rankings and articles in order to connect prospective students with the best online degree programs available.

This year, the website reviewed America’s accredited online Associate in Medical Office Administration programs and selected the “Top 8,” based on quality of program and range of courses provided, as well as school awards, rankings and reputation. PCC was listed ahead of six other North Carolina community colleges – Surry, Southwestern, Lenoir, Wake Tech, Wayne, Guilford Tech – and Pueblo Community College in Colorado.

“To say that I am honored is an understatement,” said PCC Administrative and Healthcare Technologies Department Chair John Daugherty. “We have an amazing team of dedicated, educated and credentialed faculty in our department. I would like to thank each of them for their hard work, service and continued commitment to making the MOA program number one in the nation.”

PCC’s MOA degree program consists of 76 credit hours that distance learners can fully complete online in two years while having access to Pitt’s digital library resources and individual or group tutoring sessions. Through coursework on office application, word processing, medical terminology, medical legal issues, and diagnostic and procedure coding, MOA students learn the skills needed to perform administrative duties specific to working in a doctor’s office or other medical environment.

After completing an associate degree online, graduates find work in medical and dental offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, insurance companies, social services offices, and assisted living facilities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth rate of 13 percent for medical records and health information technicians through 2026.

An organizational member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, TheBestSchools.org’s motto is: “Finding the best school for you.” PCC is listed in several of the website’s rankings, including “The 25 Best Online Associate in Health Information Technology Degree Programs,” “The 50 Most Affordable Online Community Colleges,” and “The 25 Best Online Associate in Marketing Programs.”

For more information on the MOA program at Pitt, contact MOA Instructional Coordinator Wanda Tenpenny at (252) 493-7509 or wtenpenn@email.pittcc.edu.