Medical Office Assistant, Certificate

More than a job. Less than a year.

Patient filling in forms at a medical office

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Work experience

Clinical/fieldwork placement

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

No

Area of study

Business

Length

8 months full-time

“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

Start your career as a Medical Office Assistant

The Medical Office Assistant certificate program prepares you for the administrative and clinical duties of an office assistant in a medical or healthcare office.

Medical Office Assistant student at work

Medical Terminology Course Offerings

Our 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.

Winter 2023 Course Options

  • MOA 155-D01 - January 9 - April 15, 2023 (Online)
  • MOA 155-D02 - February 27 - June 2, 2023 (Online)

How To Register

  • Phone: main registration line at 250-370-3550 (Opt 3). 
    • Ask to Register into MOA 155 (Medical Terminology)
    • Pay deposit of $175 (online banking or credit card)
    • Pay remainder of course fee by deadline.

Information Sessions

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Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

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 in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

What to expect

The program consists of 10 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term. Program courses are delivered in a face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus.

As Medical Office Assistant student, you gain general knowledge of medical terminology, business communications, financial management, information technology, medical transcription and billing. 

Your Medical Office studies will be supplemented with applied learning opportunities, allowing for practical application of the program concepts while you gain valuable industry‐specific experience.

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.

A rewarding career

Medical administrative assistants in BC earn a median annual salary* of $47,800 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Medical Office Assistant, Certificate

$5,871 (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

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

Note: Keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended

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

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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.

 

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Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

Medical Office Assistant students

Learn more

For more details, including courses, please see the Program Outline. 

Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

 

Admissions Questions:

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International students