Programs & Courses
Medical Office Assistant
CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION
This program prepares graduates to work in the fast-paced field of health professionals and perform administrative duties in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centres, insurance agencies, and private businesses.The Medical Office Assistant duties can include front desk reception, making patient/client appointments, preparing charts, record keeping, Alberta Health Care billing, basic medical transcription and working with different departments within hospitals. An in-depth foundation in medical terminology provides a base for working in the medical field.
Program At a Glance:
- Offered at the Medicine Hat campus
- Delivered part-time, in-person
Medical Terminology is the prerequisite for the Hospital Unit Clerk program. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better.
Courses & Fees
Delivered 1 evening per week
|$695 + GST||
This is the prerequisite for the Hospital Unit Clerk program. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance.
Midterm and Final exams are scheduled on Monday at 6pm halfway through the course and at the end of the course.
Required Textbook: Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach; (Gylys & Wedding, 2017)
|Procedures and Ethics of the Medical Office||$945 + GST||Required Materials: $45 + GST
Purchase at time of registration
|In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance.|
|Productivity and Workplace Communication
Blended Online component and 1 Saturday
|$395 + GST|
|Intro to MS Office Applications
|$159 + GST||N/A||ed2go online equivalent: Computer Skills for the Workplace|
|MS Word Level 1
|$195 + GST||N/A||ed2go online equivalent: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365|
|Keyboarding/ Skillbuilding I: www.typing.com||FREE||N/A||Proof of typing a minimum of 30 wpm with 90% accuracy is required.|
|Standard First Aid with Level C CPR||Approx. $150||Standard First Aid with Level C CPR can be taken through any authorized training provider.|
Program CompletionIn order to complete the Certificate, students must:
- successfully complete all of the required courses.
- apply for the Certificate upon successful completion of all required courses. Certificate request forms are available at the Continuing Studies office.
If you are a graduate of Medicine Hat College's Administrative Office Professional (AOP) certificate, you can receive advanced standing in the Medical Office Assistant certificate program. With your AOP certificate, and successful completion of Medical Terminology, Procedures and Ethics, and Standard First Aid with Level C CPR, you will receive a Medical Office Assistant certificate. PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) will be provided for the computer skills training and keyboarding requirements, as well as the "Productivity and Workplace Communication" course requirements.