Course Description

Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Diploma Program: 26 Weeks

Optional 8 week work placement

The Medical Office Assistant program is an excellent way to prepare for today’s advanced medical office environment. Students will be equipped with the latest Microsoft Office applications and have the opportunity to earn 2 Microsoft Certifications to prove their proficiency. Students will also learn medical terminology and medical billing. In the OHIP billing classes they will learn the cost codes widely used in healthcare offices throughout Canada. In addition to the 26 week program students may be eligible to participate in a 8 week co-operative work placement to showcase their skills and gain valuable on-the-job experience.

The ALPHALOGIC Difference
The AlphaLogic difference is based on education that is focused on helping each individual student achieve success, rather than the traditionally large lecture-led classroom. Perhaps you have not done well in a traditional lecture focused classroom, either because you were embarrassed to ask questions or got left behind due to missed classes.

At AlphaLogic we focus on you individually. This means that you get the one-on-one help you need from a qualified instructor, who is always there to help you. Our student centered system of learning will help you get higher grades and ultimately the career you’ve dreamed about.

 

Program Highlights

      • Windows & Internet
      • Word Processing using Word Level I & II
      • Spreadsheets using Excel Level I & II
      • Introduction to databases using Access
      • Email, scheduling and tasks using Outlook
      • Learn Keyboarding to 40 wpm
      • Microsoft Certifications in Word & Excel
      • Medical Terminology
      • OHIP Billing
      • Medical Office Procedures and Communications

Career Opportunities

Medical Office Assistants are generally employed by medical offices, clinics, medical centres, medical claims insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes or any medical businesses that use personal computers with the Microsoft Office applications. There is a high demand for Microsoft Office Skills especially with medical terminology and medical billing skills. We have high placement rates for graduates from this program.

Medical office duties may include answering phones, filing documents, scheduling appointments for the doctor and using a computer for Microsoft Office applications in an office environment. On a typical day one might type letters using Word or enter data into spreadsheets using Excel: prepare reports and graphs using Excel, enter data to create databases using Access, and create a slide show using PowerPoint. They may be asked to take care of OHIP Billing entries. They will be prepared to perform most duties in a typical medical office environment.

Salary Stats

  • Medical Administrative Assistant: NOC 1243
  • Administrative Secretary: NOC 1241
  • Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks: NOC 1211
  • Wage Range ($/hr): $12.00 – $20.00

*Labour statistics provided by workingincanada.gc.ca

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