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42-Week Medical Office Assistant Training Program in BC

Medical Office Assistants support doctors and other health care professionals by performing a variety of clerical and administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, word processing, bookkeeping, filing, and more.

Start your career in medical office administration today.

Become a Qualified Medical Office Assistant

Academy of Learning’s Medical Office Assistant diploma program develops the administrative, clerical and customer service skills that are needed to become a valued member of any medical office environment.

We focus on the career-targeted skills and training that today’s employers are looking for. As a result, this program can be completed in only 42 weeks through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). 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!

Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to your 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.

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
  • And more!
Program Objectives

This program will provide you 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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