Medical Scribe Certificate

The Medical Scribe Professional (MSP) Certificate prepares students to work with physicians and other medical practitioners to support documentation in the electronic health record. Students who complete this program may be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA) credential through the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists. To learn more, visit the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists website.

This program is offered in a full online learning format. Students are required to have frequent, reliable internet access. For those new to online learning or wanting more online expertise, we suggest taking the 2-credit TCC course OLL 101 (Online Learning 101).

Core requirements

There is no admission requirement or application process for this certificate. There are four classes required. Students may take the primary course (MO 115) when they meet the prerequisites of HIT 105, ENGL& 101, and BIOL& 175 with a C grade or higher (all but HIT 105 may be taken at the same time).

BIOL& 175 Human Biology with Lab 5
or both BIOL& 241 and BIOL& 242   10
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
HIT 105 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 5
MO 115 Medical Scribe 4

This certificate is also available in the IBEST format in a 3-quarter, campus-based, cohort model. This program is designed for students below college level in their reading/writing/math skills and includes additional adult basic education courses. For more information, visit IBEST

Contact Us

Corinne Jarvis, Program Chair


If you are interested in the IBEST version of this certificate, please contact:

Rebecca Jayasundara