MPC’s Business & Technology division offers a variety of classes, programs, and services for the many different needs of people in business and computer science. Keep your skills current by taking a course on something new. Complete a certificate or degree program to prepare yourself for entering an exciting new career. Or, complete the first two years of your college education then transfer to a university including some great local options.
Courses are offered in several different methods, including traditional semester length classes, drop-in classes, night and weekend courses, and a complete on-line fast-track business certificate program.
We offer programs and courses for future or current medical office professionals – from front desk and clinical back office to billing and coding. Our individual course structure allows you to tailor your own schedule. Attend full-time, part-time or just take a course to refresh or expand your skills. Our teaching approach includes a mix of academics, hands-on skills practice and many, many real-world scenarios. We strive to prepare our students for a smooth transition from college to employment.
Choose one or more of our programs: Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration and Medical Office Insurance and Coding Specialist. Each program offers a Certificate of Achievement and/or Associates Degree of Science (strongly recommended – appreciated by employers).
ASSOCIATES DEGREE students – start in Fall, finish in 3-4 semesters. A degree gives you more options for advancement and may be worth the extra effort. The Monterey cohorts for Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration and Medical Office Insurance and Coding Specialist programs are designed to support students interested in earning the degree, leaving spaces between classes so you can get your general education courses done while you prepare for your new profession.
Please use the navigation menu in the upper left corner of this webpage for information regarding course sequences and offerings by semester.
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Prerequisites: There are no academic prerequisites but you will need a HS diploma or GED to work in a medical office. For Medical Assisting, you also need to provide your clinical instructor with proof of vaccination/immunity to: hepatitis B, measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox) and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap).
Enrollment process: 1. Apply to MPC (go to front page, click on New Students button)
2. See a counselor to make an education plan
3. Check out the SUGGESTED ORDER OF COURSES
4. Use your student ID to enroll in courses
Program length: 3 semesters (plus a 160-hour externship for medical assisting)
FIRST SEMESTER COURSES TO TAKE:
MEDA 100 Introduction to Health Careers
MEDA 105 Medical Terminology – ONLINE or in class options
CSIS 50/50L Microsoft Office Applications + Lab – ONLINE or in class options
MEDA 120 Clinical Techniques I (MA only) – in class
Job prospects: EXCELLENT! Employers are waiting for you!
Advancement opportunities:Lead MA, Supervisor, Staff Trainer, Office Manager, Teacher/Instructor
Related jobs (some may require further training): Patient Health Coach, Medical Scribe, Health Information Management Professional, Health IT Professional, Medical Office Coder/Biller, Medical Transcriptionist, Research Assistant, Hospital Unit Clerk, Admissions Professional …………
Student Organizations offer an excellent way to meet others, develop leadership skills, and become part of the experience that lay the foundation of our college and help fulfill its Vision. By becoming involved, your time at MPC will become more meaningful, productive, and enjoyable, and you will enhance your learning outside of the classroom.
Open to all students of the MPC community, student organizations enrich our campus life through events, programs, activities, projects and service. They fall into several categories including academic, community service, cultural, political/social action, recreation, religious, and sports. MPC organizations are diverse and very active, so our campus offers countless ways to be involved!
Listed below are the current active clubs at MPC. If you are interested in starting a club the Student Activities Coordinator, Julie Osborne for more information!
Fall 2021 ICC Meetings; Details will be available in August!
Please contact the club advisor for current club meeting times.
California Career Café – Explore
Connect your Career Director to a Career Goal – Explore California Pathways
California Career Café – Experience
Validate your career choice with “real” world experience.
Who Do You Want To Be?
“Nobody ever told me I could make a living out of this?!” This website has huge insights into career opportunities you may not have thought about. It also has a quiz to help guide you in the right direction as well as a local college locator. (For counselors, students, and educators)
Monterey Bay Career Coach
A powerful tool for accessing information on job titles, education paths, and job market data for the local region.
Next Vista for Learning
Curious about CTE and jobs available with CTE? Come get some insights into the educational path and day-to-day activities of people in CTE careers.