If you're the type of person that can bring order to chaos and you don't mind taking charge to keep things running smoothly, there's a place for you in the healthcare industry.

A Medical Office Assistant is often the first person that patients and clients see within a doctor's office, clinic, or hospital. They help coordinate patient visits and facilitate all the moving parts in the medical office setting.


At Harford Community College, we offer a medical office assistant certificate program that can prepare you for employment in private practice, hospitals, or clinics.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:



No. of Credits:

Certificate: 19



Sherry Massoni







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your medical office assistant studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background as a medical office assistant through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Medical Terminology and Ethics

Business Computer Applications

Keyboarding Basics

Intermediate + Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

Medical Office Systems

Medical Transcription

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a certificate in medical office assistant at Harford, you can prepare for an entry-level position in a doctor's office and/or ambulatory setting.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • This program doesn't transfer

Potential Careers

  • Unit Secretary
  • Medical Supply Specialists
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Medical Office Specialist

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.