Essential to the health care team

    Medical Office Assistant

    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

    STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
    JanEdmontonBlended
    MayEdmontonOnline anytime
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    Program length  

    1 term

    Credential

    Certificate

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $4,365.50

    International
    Total: $11,856.50

     
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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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    Course Listing

    You must complete six courses to graduate. Courses are listed to show the recommended path to completing the program in 12 weeks as a full-time student. Students are encouraged to register early. If you wait to register, the classes you want may be full and it may take you longer to complete the program.

    Course CodeTitleCredit
    Term 1 - 12 weeks
    COMP1006 (O)
    Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability. Keyboarding technique is also learned and practised in this course.
    • 30 Lecture
    • 15 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    3
    HLTH1003 (O)
    Study the language of medical terminology. Learn to understand and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your knowledge of rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, body systems, diagnostics, and basic medication classifications. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises.
    • 60 Lecture
    • 30 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    6
    COMM1001 (O)
    Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
    • 45 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    3
    HLTH1006
    Explore the healthcare industry and the professionals that work within it. Develop administrative, clerical and communication skills to effectively support patients, families, and the health-care team members.
    • 60 Lecture
    • 15 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    5
    HLTH1005
    Gain experience with computerized medical office records and software. Learn to manage medical records, including inputting patient information, scheduling and managing appointments, and billing.
    • 15 Lecture
    • 15 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    HLTH1007
    This 150-hour practicum will give you hands-on practice as a medical office assistant.
    • 0 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 150 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    3

    Additional note

    Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.

    You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all of the courses. Learn more about Bring Your Own Device.

    ​Credits required for full-time status: 13 credits per term