The Medical Application Specialist Certificate of Proficiency prepares students for careers in medical office administration. Skill sets in medical terminology, billing practices, legal aspects of medical information and medical coding combine with workplace application software coursework.   All earned credits can be applied towards the Business Technology degree program.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

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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.

Basic keyboarding and Windows operating system knowledge are required.

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. Implement medical billing and coding practices.
  5. Determine and use various office applications software to develop document, and manage medical office projects, procedures and systems
  6. Organize time and resources to manage day-to-day operations that meet medical organization guidelines and goals.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Summer StartCredit Hours
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 Hours6
First Semester
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
BT-1150 Word for Business Documents 3
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
MA-1020 Medical Terminology I 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
BT-1700 Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
HIM-1113 Physician Office Coding with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 2
HIM-1114 Medical Office Coding with ICD-10-CM 3
HIM-1122 Medical Billing Practices for Healthcare Providers 3
MA-2010 Medical Terminology II 2
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications
Honors Business Communications
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours34

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.