Provide important office support to today’s medical practice

NSCC’s Medical Office Support Certificate is a short-term training program for students interested in working in a medical setting such as a hospital records room, physician's office, clinic, medical laboratory or allied health organization. The program emphasizes a strong medical vocabulary and solid communication skills. It also provides training in computerized keyboarding, word processing, and transcription as well as third-party billing and medical office procedures.

Degree pathway

Courses in this certificate program count towards NSCC’s Medical Administrative Assistant Degree.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


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Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2215.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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