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The Medical Application Specialist Certificate of Proficiency prepares students for careers in the medical administration area. Skill sets in medical terminology combine with administration coursework, and earned credits can be applied towards the Business Technology degree program.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Students must be able to touch type at a combined speed and accuracy rate of 25 wpm.  Typing placement test available in Campus Assessment Centers.  Students who do not achieve appropriate score on placement test must complete BT-1000 Keyboarding and Document Formatting course and pass with a minimum grade of "C" prior to entrance to this certificate program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Work independently and collaboratively to meet the needs of the medical organization.
  2. Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in personal and professional relationships according to medical office protocol.
  3. Communicate verbally and in writing to co-workers, clients and other professionals using appropriate media and medical terminology.
  4. Determine and use various office applications software to develop document, and manage medical office project, procedures and systems
  5. Organize time and resources to manage day-to-day operations that meet medical organization guidelines and goals.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Summer StartCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours9
First Semester
BT-1201 Word Processing 3
MA-1020 Medical Terminology I 3
Select one of the following: 3
Information & Records Management  
Business Technology Elective
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access) 3
HIM-1121 Medical Billing Practices 2
MA-2010 Medical Terminology II 2
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Honors Business Communications  
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours31