Medical Office Administrator Accelerated Program

This is an accelerated certificate program aimed to enable students to better meet the needs of a medical administrator role in managing and coordinating the scheduling of appointments; compiling patients’ charts; transcribing physicians’ orders; preparing birth and/or death certificates; recording vital signs; receiving new patients; and collecting patient records.

A typing speed of 50-65 words per minute may also be required for employment. Changes in technology, such as the increasing use of electronic medical records (EMR), means these workers must be comfortable adapting to new software programs. Some employers may require specialized training in EMR systems.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Manage and coordinate the scheduling of appointments
  • Compile patients’ charts
  • Transcribe physicians’ orders
  • Prepare birth and/or death certificates
  • Record vital signs
  • Receiving new patients
  • Collecting patient records

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
16 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Data Entry Clerk
Medical Clerical in Research & Care Agencies
Medical Office Assistant
Medical Supply Firms
Medical Transcriptionist
MSP Billing Clerk
Office Assistant
Office Manager
Pharmaceutical Firms
Receptionist
Ward Secretary
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42)

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language). One year of clerical experience or graduation from a recognized clerical program (letter from employer or certificate/diploma).

Certificate Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
  • CPR, First Aid and WHMIS will be completed during the program
  • Qualifies for second diploma when done as an add-on to another program
* Medical Office Administrator Accelerated Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
16 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Courses List

This 16 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Anatomy and physiology as related to the body systems
  • Associate pathological conditions with the body systems
  • Define Pharmacology and related terminology
  • Identify all standard medical abbreviations
  • WHMIS Certification

  • Anatomy and physiology as related to the body systems
  • Associate pathological conditions with the body systems
  • Define Pharmacology and related terminology
  • Identify all standard medical abbreviations
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Prerequisite: MD400I - Medical Terminology I

  • Patient scheduling, forms, charts
  • Sterilization techniques
  • General office procedures

  • Clinic and physician accounts
  • Billing and diagnostic codes

  • Dictatyping and transcribing
  • Create/format medical documents

  • Simulation designed to provide the learner with practical exposure to activities that may be encountered on the job in a medical office environment

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
16 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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