Medical Office Assistant, Certificate

More than a job. Less than a year.

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Clinical and fieldwork placement

Open to International

Yes

Length

Full-time-8 months

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Medical Office Assistant students

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.

Summer 2021 Course Options

  • MOA 155 D01 – May 3, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021 (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

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2020 Fall Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$5,747 (domestic)

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

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.

Admission requirements

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in Camosun Alternative 

Note: Keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended

Participation Requirements

Upon acceptance into the program:

  • All students must have received a “clear” criminal record check. For information see the Camosun College Criminal Record Check webpage.
    Please note, any Criminal Record Checks done outside of the College will not be accepted and will result in additional costs.

Recommended:

  • A TB skin test. Students are responsible for the cost of this test.
  • Maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. Recommended immunizations can be found at http://hspcanada.net/docs/PEG/1_3_Immunization.pdf. Failure to comply with immunization guidelines could result in the health care organization or the college barring the individual from the clinical setting until proof of immunity is provided and/or until a communicable disease outbreak is declared over. This could impact a student’s ability to successfully complete the clinical placement course.
  • Students should be aware that latex will be in the work environment (allergy).

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.

Faculty/staff profile

Robin Baskerville-Bridges Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Robin Baskerville-Bridges

Instructor

Robin has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has been teaching with Camosun College since 1985. He loves to take the mystery out of computer appli ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Genevieve Beninger Program Leader/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Genevieve Beninger

Program Leader

Geneviève’s career has spanned the visual arts, commerce, and technology and she draws on all three to inform her teaching practice. She worked for se ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Karen Clarke Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Karen Clarke

Instructor (On Leave)

Karen has been teaching at Camosun since 1989 and specializes in English and Business Communications.   She completed her undergraduate degrees a ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Jasdeep Dhillon Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Jasdeep Dhillon

Instructor

Jasdeep has a degree in both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. She joined Camosun College in 1999 and teaches courses in Medical Office A ... Read more

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Sue Doutre

Sue Doutre

Instructor

Faculty/staff profile

Patricia Gaudreault Program Leader /Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Patricia Gaudreault

Program Leader

Patricia worked as a legal assistant and paralegal with several Victoria law firms for 20+ years prior to joining Camosun College as a term instr ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Julia Grav Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Julia Grav

Instructor

Julia Grav is an entrepreneur in the Victoria technology sector managing a web development and design business for over five years. She actively consu ... Read more

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Angela Kemna

Instructor

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Denelle Lambert

Instructor

Denelle completed her law degree in Ottawa prior to moving to the west coast in 2010. After practising law in Nanaimo she relocated to beautiful Victo ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

Faculty/staff profile

Shannon Tait Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Shannon Tait

Instructor

Shannon has worked at Camosun since 1992 in Student Services, Co-operative Education and Career Services, and the School of Business.  She has an ... Read more
Medical Office Assistant students

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus Map

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: 250-370-4104