Program at a glance
Open to International
Area of study
8 months full-time
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 health care office.
Is Medical Office Assistant right for you?
The Medical Office Assistant Certificate program is designed to provide the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success as an entry level Medical Office Assistant. In addition to interpersonal, communication, organizational, information management, problem solving and clinical skills, graduates are prepared to engage in basis triage of patients, charting, billing, and scheduling while working independently in a variety of health care settings.
Small class size
With smaller class sizes, you'll get to know your peers and instructors for more in-depth learning, support and camaraderie.
Put your skills to work and gain valuable industry experience. Students must complete a capstone course which includes 3 weeks in a medical office setting.
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“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
What you'll learn
Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.
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.
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, 2023, to August 31, 2024
Tuition estimates are for the entire program.
Medical Office Assistant, Certificate
Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.
In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.
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.
Curriculum & courses
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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.
For more details, including courses, please see the Program Outline.