Medical Office Assistant
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Medical Office Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
JanEdmontonIn person or online
OnlineOnline anytime
MayOnlineOnline anytime
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

12 weeks

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 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