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Medical Office Assistant Diploma Program

Medical Office Assistants play an essential role in the operation of any medical office.

Program Delivery

Online

Program Overview

The Robertson College Medical Office Assistant diploma program will help you develop proficiency as a Medical Office Assistant in a wide variety of areas ranging from medical terminology to clinical procedures.

  • Be introduced to clinical procedures and learn the key competencies and clinical skills performed in a medical office setting including vital signs, motor testing, sensory testing, sterile procedures and more
  • Learn office procedures that are applicable to the medical office setting including navigating around medical office software, patient record keeping, office administration, and patient relations
  • Develop the Medical Transcription skills necessary to produce accurate medical reports from recorded dictation 
  • Learn about anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology useful to a medical office setting
  • Develop professional business communication and customer service skills to work in a dynamic medical office setting
  • Earn your Emergency First Aid / CPR training certifications
  • Learn proper typing techniques and improve your keyboarding accuracy
  • Learn to use Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Program Delivery

Online Learning

  • Study on your own schedule with the option to attend live lectures throughout the week to connect with your instructor.
  • Remote learning doesn't mean you're doing it on your own! You will always have the support of your instructors and education team through video calls, discussion boards and more.
  • Brightspace helps you stay on track and hold you accountable while giving you flexibility.

Visit our Online Learning to learn more about this delivery format.

Program Details

Quick Facts

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Duration:

44 Weeks (11 Months)

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Practicum:

4 Weeks
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Admission Requirements

Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students. Need advice? A Student Admissions Advisor is here to support you.

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Accreditation

Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified to work in medical, chiropractic, dental, physiotherapy and massage clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals as well as in the claims department of insurance companies. 

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Billing Clerk
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Primary Care Assistant
You could be earning in less than a year
$26,000-$36,005

Lifetime Career Services

Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role.

Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.

Learn more about Lifetime Career Services.

Next Start Dates

Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor.

July 18, 2022
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August 22, 2022
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Topics of Study

Administrative Office Procedures - 20 hours

Introduces students to common office procedures, such as human relations; organization structure and office layout; office technology; front-line reception; aspects of business communication specific to the office professional and record keeping are covered.

MS Office Applications - 80 hours

Prepares students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications. Elements include the ability to create and manipulate Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to most Windows applications.

Keyboarding - 20 hours

Improves touch typing skills on a keyboard with a focus on improving speed and accuracy. This course increases job efficiency and and understanding of work station ergonomics.

Business Communications - 60 hours

Explores the essential skills for basic business writing and professional interaction. This course also emphasizes the role technology plays in the workplace to enhance communication.

Customer Service - 20 hours

Provides a foundation for customer service, and focuses on building lifelong customer relationships through the development of positive customer care approaches.

Career Preparation - 40 hours

Develops strategies for successful job searching, interviewing and career management.

Anatomy, Physiology, & Medical Terminology 1 - 100 hours

Explores how to deconstruct medical terms and use them appropriately in relation to the body’s structures, functions and diseases.

Anatomy, Physiology, & Medical Terminology 2 - 100 hours

Prepares students to deconstruct medical terms and use them appropriately in relation to the body’s structures, functions and diseases. This course is Part II of Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology.

Billing & Coding - 40 hours

Introduces students to billing and coding in medical facilities.

Clinical Procedures 1 - 60 hours

Provides students with understanding of variety of procedures and practical experiences in a clinical setting.

Clinical Procedures 2 - 40 hours

Explores a variety of procedures and practical experiences in a clinical setting.

Introduction to Human Resources - 20 hours

Reviews human resource functions that assist an organization deliver value through proper management of the employee life cycle.

Medical History, Law, & Ethics - 40 hours

Introduces students to the medical code of ethics and the law that directs the medical community in everyday practices.

Medical Office Procedures - 80 hours

Reviews the basic administrative and clinical responsibilities in a medical office. The lessons cover reception, booking appointments, office correspondence, basic office accounting and sterilization and infection control procedures. Students also develop their critical thinking skills as they learn how to meet various patient needs.

Medical Transcription - 80 hours

The Medical Transcript course introduces students to the skills and competencies needed in a medical-office setting. The course reviews clinical procedures and techniques such as vital signs, motor testing and sensory testing. Students gain confidence working with software, patient records and patient relations. Students also become well versed in anatomy, physiology and medical terminology relevant to a medical-office setting.

Learning Experience

Classes
Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.

Industry-Leading Instructors
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.

Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.

How It Works

Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.

Taking the Course

All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.

Entering the Workforce

Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.

Visit the How It Works page to learn more about our online student experience. To learn more about how Brightspace gives you everything you need to succeed in your online courses, click here.

Financial Assistance and Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Practicum

The practicum is an essential part of a learner’s program. It is both a graduation requirement and an extension of in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation. 

Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrollment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment, and is jointly-procured (where you work directly with our WorkForce team to obtain a training-related placement).  Your active participation with our Workforce Team in the search for your practicum placement will enhance your career development skills, industry networking opportunities, and professional communication skills.

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Program Availability

This program is neither available on campus or via Robertson Online.

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Enroll before July 15 to receive a $1,500 study credit towards an eligible diploma program.