OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
Graduates of this program become members of a professional health care team. They are able to manage a medical office, book appointments, schedule and do charting. They will also have an understanding of OHIP billing and be able to transcribe medical letters and references for doctors. The medical office administrator also has a strong understanding of the Canadian health care system and knows medical office terminology and procedures.
This program targets students who have excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Accuracy is important along with the ability to organize and prioritize. The student must be considerate and work effectively in a multicultural environment. Good communication skills, both written and oral are also important. Excellent keyboarding skills are an asset.
- Training includes client care, appointment scheduling, manual and electronic charting, transcription of a wide range of medical data and reports and communication techniques, with strict emphasis on confidentiality following PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act) guidelines.
- Graduates have an understanding of healthcare billing through MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care-OHIP), along with third-party and private billing with a hands-on approach in an electronic healthcare software setting.
- Field placement internship in the final semester in a variety of private and government-funded medical clinics, general and specialized healthcare offices, hospitals or alternative healthcare facilities.
- Internship creates broader healthcare opportunities for employment possibilities.
- Advanced computer software including EMR (electronic medical records) training.
Opportunities in the health care field are diverse and include physicians' offices, hospitals, laboratories, medical clinics, nursing homes, health insurance offices, public health offices and alternative health therapy offices.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: K238
Some of our employers who provide our placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the clinical setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the student’s expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance please discuss this with the coordinator to ensure that proper arrangements can be made in advance for your placement. Some of our employers who provide our placement settings also require up to date immunizations and a proof of a negative TB test. Should you be unable to acquire these, please discuss the matter in advance with the coordinator.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2017-2018 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Essential Business Calculations
Professional Computer Applications I
General Education Elective
Intro to Canadian Business
General Education Elective
Accounting for the Office Assistant
Business Communications I
Business Computing and the Internet
Administrative Documents II
Professional Computer Applications II
Medical Terminology I
Health Services Administrative Documents & Procedures
Medical Transcription I
Health Service Office Management
Social Relations, Ethics and Legislation in the Health Service Office
Choose a General Education Elective
Medical Transcription II
Medical Terminology II
Pharmacology & Safety Systems in Health Service Offices
Electronic Medical Records and Billing