Medical Office Administrative Assistant Credential

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The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Credential will provide graduates with skills and resources for employment as an integral part of the administrative office healthcare team in many types of healthcare settings. This microcredential creates an efficient way for those who complete it successfully to distinguish themselves from other applicants for Medical Office Administrative Assistant positions. It will provide students with the opportunity to begin a professional career in as little as one semester and fill a need for highly qualified personnel with advanced skills in the field of medical office operations.


Thank you to Guthrie Cortland for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of six courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

CAPS 111 Intro to Word Processing (1 credit)
CAPS 121 Intro to Spreadsheets (1 credit)
CAPS 131 Intro to Databases (1 credit)
HLTH 104 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 113 Healthcare Office Assistant Fundamentals (minimum grade of C required) (3 credits)
HLTH 114 Healthcare Office Assistant Internship (2 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These six courses can be applied towards the Liberal Arts and Science: General Studies A.S. degree (and can be taken with nursing prerequisites).