• 2022-2023

Essential to the health care team

Medical Office Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonBlended
JanEdmontonBlended
MayEdmontonOnline anytime
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

1 term

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,822.00

International
Total: $12,699.10

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 50% in ESLG 1860 or 65% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Overview

This fast-paced, 12-week Medical Office Assistant program prepares you to become a valuable asset to health-care teams by supporting physicians and other health-care professionals with essential administrative support.

Students learn medical terminology, along with a variety of administrative skills such as scheduling, billing, panel management, and medical record software. With a focus on customer service, students also learn basic clinical skills such as measuring height, weight, and blood pressure. Further, students will participate in a four-week work experience placement in a health-care facility or clinic to practice and refine their skills.

Student Success

Individuals are more likely to be successful in this career if they:

  • enjoy working with the public
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • are able to work shift work, including evenings and weekends
  • work well in a team environment
Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:
  • have access to a PC computer with a stable Internet connection
  • have keyboarding and basic computer skills
  • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies

This program is not recommended for international students as the work permit required for the practicum may not arrive in time.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a 150-hour practicum.

The practicum may be arranged in or close to the student's community. The student's practicum schedule will follow the preceptor's schedule and may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. Students are required to work full-time during the practicum and provide their own transportation to the facility.

Location

Edmonton, Online