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MO-CERT - Medical Office Assistant


Official Name of Program

Medical Office Assistant

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

CERTGE30 - Certificate



NYSED Program Code

81316 - MO-CERT

CIP Code


The modern medical office requires individuals trained in medical facility procedures, as well as administrative, technical, and secretarial skills. The Medical Office Assistant Certificate program combines medical secretarial skills with study of basic biological principles, public health sciences, and medical office clinical procedures.

Many career opportunities are available in the medical office assistant field. Graduates of this program will find they have a special advantage when seeking employment in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. Students also have the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience (see course, course, course, Medical Office Assistant Field Experience; course, Cooperative Education in Business).

The majority of the courses are offered in both the day and evening sessions. All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward an Associate or Bachelor's degree.

Students are advised to check course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites.

For further information, students should contact the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology or the Department of Business.