Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Medical Office Assistants perform routine clerical and organizational tasks.  They organized files, draft message, schedule appointments, and support other staff.   Carl Sandburg College offers a certificate program designed to prepare students with the skills needed for medical office work, including keyboarding, electronic health records, word processing, medical terminology, medical transcription and communication skills.


Medical Office Professional AAS degree

This degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a position in a medical office. In addition to general office skills, a graduate will acquire expertise in medical coding, insurance and billing, transcription and electronic health records.


Working Conditions:

Most medical office assistants work in comfortable office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office.



Graduates are qualified for office positions in a clinic or hospital, for positions as assistants in a medical office, medical transcriptionists or medical billing/insurance assistants.


Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
Complete the placement exam.
Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.