Medical Office Administration, Certificate

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Program at a glance



Work experience

Clinical/fieldwork placement

Study options

Full-time or part-time

Open to International


Area of study



8 months, full-time

Medical Terminology course will develop the skills you need to understand medical terms including common medical prefixes, suffixes and combining forms as well as an exploration of the body systems.
Course Offerings

Start your career as a Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Administrators play a critical role in our provincial healthcare system.  This program will prepare you for the administrative and clinical duties of an office administrator in a medical or health care office.

Medical Office Assistant student at work

Is Medical Office Administration right for you?

The Medical Office Administration Certificate program is designed to provide the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities required to begin supporting the administrative needs of a modern medical or healthcare office.  

Small class size

With smaller class sizes, you'll get to know your peers and instructors for more in-depth learning, support and camaraderie. 

Work experience

Put your skills to work and gain valuable industry experience. Students must complete a capstone course which includes 70 hours of field practice in a local clinic.

After Graduation

As a graduate, you are prepared to engage in basic triage of patients, charting, billing, and scheduling while working independently in a variety of health care settings.

You will also have a foundation to further study with Camosun's business administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration. Talk to an Academic Advisor to learn more about your options.  You may be able to use courses taken in this program in other credentials in the School of Business or the College.

Information Sessions

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline.

Program outline

What to expect

The program consists of 10 courses delivered primarily through face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus.

In order to complete this program in 8 months, you must start in the Fall term and study full-time.  If you are planning to study part-time or begin in either the Winter or Summer term, please meet with an Academic Advisor or Program Leader prior to beginning the program to assist with course planning.


“Having the opportunity to participate in a Practicum really helped me hone the skills that I learned during the MOA program. Having been able to practically apply these skills in a working and professional environment has really helped me on my career path.”  - 2022 Graduate

Tuition, Fees & Financial Assistance

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated Tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Medical Office Administration, Certificate

$5,066 (domestic)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select. 

Student Fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of:

C in English 12
C in English 12 Camosun Alternative

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.



Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office
Centre for Business & Access (CBA)
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Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus



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