Medical Office Administrative Assistant Credential

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Fall 20242 semestersOnline + Fieldwork11
medical office assistant students


Join the healthcare world! The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Credential provides you with skills and resources for employment as an integral part of the administrative office in many types of healthcare settings. This microcredential creates an efficient way for you to distinguish yourself from other applicants for Medical Office Administrative Assistant positions. In addition to classroom training, students also gain hands-on experience in the field through immersive internships. Those who complete the credential learn professionalism, teamwork, interpersonal communication skills, reception skills, proper telephone techniques, business electronic correspondence, closing the loop, scheduling, appointment books (paper and electronic), handling of incoming and outgoing mail, filing, overview of medical billing and coding, and preparation of standard insurance forms and medical records. Students who complete this program may sit for the Medical Office Assistant National Health Association exam to earn national certification.  

Searchable job titles may include:

  • Medical Office Assistant 
  • Office Assistant 
  • Medical Office Receptionist  


The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires students to earn a passing grade in six courses, which can typically be completed in 2 semesters. These six courses can be applied towards the Liberal Arts and Science: General Studies A.S. degree (and can be taken with nursing prerequisites). Courses are available in hybrid and in-person formats.

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Our Partners

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.

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Financing your Microcredential

There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. Discuss your options with an Admissions representative when you register. 

  • Part-Time TAP for Non-Degree Programs is now available for many microcredentials at TC3! For more information the HESC website. A valid FAFSA must be on file to be eligible. To apply and for questions, contact Associate Director of Financial Aid Sarah Dockstater at
  • Grant money is available through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund for Tompkins County residents 
  • Grants are available through Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center for county residents 
  • Several employers in our community offer tuition reimbursement and sponsorship specifically for microcredentials  
  • Financial aid is available to eligible students who pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. 


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