Medical and Dental Reception

Prepare for entry-level medical reception careers in this flexible one-year certificate program at UAF

The online certificate in medical and dental reception provides training for both office work and clinical care, including an opportunity to work in a Fairbanks-area health care facility to refine your skills and open up potential career opportunities. When you graduate, you’ll have a broad understanding of the health care delivery system that will give you an edge with today’s employers.

Who Is the Medical and Dental Reception Program Designed For?

This program is designed for students in the Fairbanks area who are interested in careers as dental and medical receptionists. There is a required 80-hour in-person practicum in Fairbanks to be arranged with the program. Courses also cross over to other allied health degrees, offering flexible options for students who are interested in exploring other career pathways in the health care field. All classes are delivered online except for the two-credit practicum.

Why Earn Your Medical and Dental Reception Certificate at UAF?

  • Gain real-world experience through a two-credit practicum experience in a Fairbanks-area healthcare facility.
  • Complete your classwork in a flexible online format that helps you balance work and family obligations.
  • Connect with local employers and work closely with highly experienced faculty who are here to help you succeed.

Degree Type

  • Undergraduate Certificate


  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Online/On Campus Combo

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Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.