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Medical Office Assistant

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.

Robin Tremblay - Medical Office Assistant

I loved my instructors. They taught me everything I needed to know to start managing a doctor’s office.
 

What to expect from the program

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.

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 self-motivated, organized, and goal oriented
  • 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 needed for the practicum may not arrive in time.

Graduate with experience

NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.

You’ll graduate this program with 150 hours of work experience from a practicum.

Your practicum may be in your community or close by. Your schedule may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. You will work full-time during the practicum and provide your own transportation to the facility.


What to expect as a medical office assistant

You are more likely to be successful in this career if you:

  • 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
  • enjoy administrative tasks and are committed to customer service

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Healthcare info sessions for rural students in Grande Prairie

June 13, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Other - Grande Prairie Public Library (Rotary Community Room)

Are you a rural student interested in pursuing a healthcare career? Learn about NorQuest College’s online health programs during this hybrid info session.

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Healthcare info sessions for rural students in Fort Saskatchewan

June 17, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Other - Dow Centennial Centre - Scotiabank room - 8700 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan

Are you a rural student interested in pursuing a healthcare career? Learn about NorQuest College’s online health programs during this hybrid info session.

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