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Medical Office Assistant Training Diploma

Medical Office Assistant Training

Our Medical Office Assistant training in the diploma program develops the administrative, clerical and customer service skills that are needed to become a valued member of any medical office environment. The Academy of Learning® Career College focuses on the career-targeted skills and training that today’s employers are looking for. As a result, this program can be completed in only 40 weeks. With ongoing enrolment and a flexible course schedule, you can start your education as soon as you’re ready!

What Is Covered?

Career-focused curriculum includes courses in:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Introduction to Medical Transcription
  • Microsoft Office (including Windows, Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) and more!

Students who successfully complete the program will earn the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. A 75-hour field-related in a healthcare facility builds your confidence as you apply your skills in a real work setting. We also provide job search and resume writing workshops to help you get on track for a successful and long-lasting career.

How To Become a Medical Office Assistant!

Your first step is to contact the Academy of Learning nearest to you. Our Academic Advisors will work with you to find out what your goals are, how your past experience and education may help you grow your career, and see if Medical Office Assistant training is right for you. Book a campus tour today to find out how to become a medical office assistant by this time next year!

See also: Medical Office Assistant with Unit Clerk and Community Service Worker.

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AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Career Opportunities

Graduates of Medical Office Assistant training are qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many healthcare settings, including:

  • Physicians’ offices, clinics, and mental healthcare and allied healthcare centres
  • Walk-in care centres
  • Ambulatory clinics
  • Complementary and alternative medicine clinics (e.g., chiropractic and acupuncture centres)
  • Long-term and extended care departments
  • Medical research facilities
  • Medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging centres
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics
  • Group homes and community living societies
  • Fitness and wellness centres
  • Hospital admissions and E.R. departments (e.g., switchboard, information, and patient registration)
  • Ambulatory and outpatient departments
  • Laboratory and x-ray departments
  • Medical finance and administrative departments
  • Booking and O.R. bed booking
  • Health records departments
Program Objectives

This program provides students with the basic knowledge, skills, and work experience needed to become permanently employable in a medical setting. Skill development is delivered in three areas:

  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and medical office and clinical administrative procedures
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, bookkeeping, and personal and professional development
  • On-site work experience through participation in a 75-hour placement at an approved healthcare facility
Admission Requirements
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • 19 years of age or older (varies, depending on province specific ministry requirements)
  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (or CAST testing for Mature Students)
  • Completion of Wonderlic SLE admission test with a minimum score of 18
  • Good command of the English language – both written and verbal
  • N-95 Mask Fit Testing which may be required by the industry
  • Hepatitis B, other vaccinations, and/or a TB test may be required by the industry
  • Completion of standard registration form

Program Outline

Part A: Computer and Business Office Skills
  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Keyboard Skill Building Levels 1 and 2
  • Microsoft Windows Level 1
  • Microsoft Word – Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1
  • Microsoft Access – Level 1
  • Microsoft Outlook – Level 1
  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
  • Practical Applications – 3 Units
  • Thought Patterns For A Successful Career
  • Job Search and Résumé Writing
Part B: Medical Administrative/Clinical
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Part 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology Part 2
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Introduction to Medical Transcription
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification
  • Standard First Aid
Part C: Work Experience
  • Preceptorship


42 Weeks

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