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Medical Office Administration

This program is designed for today’s “High Tech” employees and focuses on the computer technology and business office skills employers are looking for.  Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding, spreadsheets, database, and presentation programs, as well as training in the use of a variety of office equipment.  Students have the opportunity to become Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Outlook. Students learn the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards. All students will complete an internship in our business community.

Instructor Bio

Brenda Lima


Brenda Lima has been an allied health professional for 29 years. Her years of work experience includes Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse’s Aide, and Licensed Vocational Nurse. She gained experience working in the emergency room, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. She has seven years’ experience as an American Heart Association CPR Instructor. She started teaching for the MCOE ROP Program in 2015 at Dos Palos High School teaching Certified Nurse’s Aide, Health Science, and Sports Medicine. She recently started teaching the Medical Assisting ROP Adult Program in January of 2023. She has also been a part-time professor for 19 years at Merced College where she teaches the Certified Nurse’s Aide Program.

Kristine Lindsey


Kristine Lindsey (Kristi) has been an allied health professional since 2005, with work experience including CNA, CMT, ER Tech, and MA/EMT-B. She has taught the Medical Assisting ROP Program since 2012, and in 2019 added BLS and CPR/First Aid instructor to her disciplines, in order to provide industry specific certification to her students, as well as staff members and allied programs.  Kristi is passionate about healthcare and teaches through a blend of didactic and hands on instruction.

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  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm

Address: Wolfe Education Center- 1732 W. 13th Street, Room W6, Merced, Ca. 95341

Address: Premiere Cinemas Shopping Center- 265 Mercey Springs Rd. Suite A&B, Los Banos, Ca. 93635

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Dora Robles

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(209) 381-6684