Essential to the health care team

    Medical Office Assistant

    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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    Program length  

    1 term

    Credential

    Certificate

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $4,088.50

    International
    Total: $11,150.50

     
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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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    Course Listing

    You must complete six courses to graduate. Courses are listed below by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in 12 weeks as a full-time student.

    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.
    • 30 Lecture
    • 15 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    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
    6
    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. Various practice management and EMR software packages will be explored.
    • 15 Lecture
    • 15 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    2
    HLTH1006
    Administrative health-care professionals support patients, families, and the health-care team by performing reception, telephone, and clerical tasks, including filing, shift scheduling and payroll, inventory management, and mail handling. You will learn basic clinical skills and explore aspects of workplace safety and infection control.
    • 60 Lecture
    • 15 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    5
    HLTH1007
    This 150-hour practicum will give you hands-on practice as a medical office assistant.
    • 0 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 150 Work Experience
    3
    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
    3

    Additional note

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