Connect with Us

Medical Terminology (Micro-credential)



Program Description

The Medical Terminology program is designed for those who already have an administrative background and want to build entry-level medical language skills to communicate effectively within healthcare settings. There is a focus on medical terminology and terms related to common medical conditions, diagnostic tests, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology.

A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of this Micro-credential. After successful completion of all courses in the Program of Study you must notify us via email at Once verified, a digital badge will be issued to you.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College. Credits received through PLAR are not eligible for the residency requirement.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Develop entry-level medical language skills required to communicate effectively in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Categorize and pronounce common diseases and disorders of the body systems using anatomy and physiology terminology.
  • Identify common diagnostic tests, medical conditions and treatments as they apply to each body system.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Clerical assistant, administrative assistant, medical office assistant

Related Credentials and Courses

Graduates interested in further professional development may be interested in the following courses/programs:

To learn more visit Credit Transfer

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
MEDO 1080Medical Conditions for Medical Office StaffOnline
NURS 1584Medical Terminology - Level 1Online
NURS 1584Medical Terminology - Level 1Monthly Intake Online
NURS 2585Medical Terminology Level 2 (Pronunciation)Online