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Medical Office Assistant

Available at: Online part-time

Overview

This program is offered entirely online and is designed primarily for the person with little or no previous business experience. The focus is on the development of strong office support skills with emphasis on interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Graduates of this program will be prepared for standard operational procedures that are required for the smooth operation of a business office.

To successfully complete this program, participants must complete nine (9) compulsory courses and one (1) elective.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Highlights

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities  as a medical office assistant in a physician’s office, hospital, long-term-care facility, retirement home, health and wellness centre, community healthcare agency and dental practice.

Program Name

Medical Office Assistant

Program Code

B0754

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates

Continuous

Program Duration

Part-time; Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

See registration link above.

International Fees

See registration link above.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

Required courses
CSCM 1 Communication I
CSAL 77 Building and Maintaining Customer Relationships
CSDU 9 Office Technology and Procedures
CSLO 29 Medical Terminology
CSLO 100 Working and Communicating in a Medical Setting
CSLA 4 Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals
CSLA 5 Pharmacology for Medical Office Professionals
CSLO 2 Excel-Specialist

Required (Choose one)
CSLO 66 Word-Specialist
CSLO208 Word 2016 Specialist

Electives (Choose one)
CSLO 83 Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff
CSLO 178 Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    I came to the College Prep Program to complete the credits I needed in order to be eligible for the Practical Nursing Program. I was able to complete the four credits required and am proud to say that I am now in my first year of Practical Nursing. Not only did College Prep allow me to gain the credits I needed, but it also helped me to build my confidence, become familiar with the campus and meet new people - some of whom advanced into Practical Nursing with me this year. I highly recommend the College Prep program to anyone who wants to further their education and/or create a smooth transition into post-secondary education.



    Susannah Murphy

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)
    ontariolearn@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Book order procedure

    Advanced Standing

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