Medical Office Specialist Certificate



Prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in Healthcare!  Learn to assist physicians by performing functions related to the administrative responsibilities of a medical office. This program is designed to meet standards set by the Affordable Care Act, the skills sets required by regional employers and preparation for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) National exam.

Great Bay Community College in partnership with Exeter Hospital / Core Physicians developed a twelve-week Medical Office Specialist Certificate program of 240 hours of classroom instruction. Focusing on medical secretarial duties using specific knowledge of anatomy, medical ethics, medical terminology, electronic medical records, and integrated administrative procedures used in a medical office, clinic, or hospital settings. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

National Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) National exam.

Application Requirements:

  • Age 18 & older
  • High School Diploma, GED or HiSet
  • Interview
  • Completed Application


Required immunizations, health and drug screen and criminal background check

Information Sheet
Application Checklist

Program Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NCHC145G Medical Office Specialist
Classroom , Lab , Total
Total Credits

Typical Job Opportunities

Job Outlook for 2014 - 2024:

Employment of medical office specialists is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.  As medical practices expand, physicians will hire more office specialists to perform routine administrative duties. The median annual wage for medical office professionals was $26,540 in May 2015.

Source:  US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Learn more about the Medical Office Specialist Certificate program by contacting the Business and Training Center.