Essential to the health care team

    Medical Office Assistant

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    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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    QUICK FACTS

    Program length  

    1 term

    Credential

    Certificate

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $4,069.50

    International
    Total: $11,131.50

     
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    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 with a minimum of 50%
    • 65% in High School Prep Mathematics (MATH 1905) or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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    Overview

    Considered a valuable asset to health-care teams, medical office assistants support physicians and other health-care professionals with essential administrative support.

    NorQuest’s fast-paced, 12-week Medical Office Assistant program helps you get into the workforce quickly, and develop skills to perform a variety of tasks including scheduling, billing, and communications, in addition to using current office technology and software.

    Student Success

    Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

    • enjoy working with the public
    • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
    • have access to transportation to complete their practicum
    • have access to a computer, internet connection, and basic keyboarding/computer skills
    • are able to work shift work
    • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
    • work well in a team environment
    • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts (try a test)

    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 practicum totalling 150 hours.

    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.

    Location

    Edmonton, Online, Wetaskiwin