Get the skills you need to land an in-demand position as a medical office assistant.

The health care industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Trained medical office administrators are needed to help manage this booming industry.

Technical College of the Lowcountry’s 25-credit-hour Medical Office Assistant program gives graduates the general medical and administrative skills needed for a job in health care administrative support.  The Medical Office Assistant Certificate program prepares students for the new and rapidly changing technology in today’s modern medical office.

The Program

Students can upgrade their skills in keyboarding, communication, receptionist tasks, billing procedures, office automation, basic bookkeeping, medical law and ethics, medical terminology, medical transcription and word processing.

The Medical Office Assistant program prepares you for immediate employment in a hospital, doctor’s office or other healthcare facility. In addition, the certificate program is a great refresher for those returning to the field or who need to upgrade and modernize their skills

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    A great option for current employees to upgrade skills.


    Program approved by an advisory committee of professionals.


    Gain cross-functional skills to prepare you for today’s multitasking demands.


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 


    Tuition: 25 credits x $214 per credit = $5,350.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.


    “As a TCL graduate, I can vouch for the program first-hand. The Medical Office Assistant program will give you a strong foundation for a great career.”

    Latesha McComas



    Is this program for you?

    Medical Office Assistant is a great career field for anyone but particularly for those who:

    • are well organized and detail oriented.
    • are comfortable working in a medical environment.
    • have good time management skills.
    • excel at written and verbal communication.

    Program Dean

    Karen Smith

    Dean, Business & Industrial Technologies


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118


    Latesha C Smith

    Administrative Office Technology Instructor


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 116