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Diploma in Medical Office Assistant

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  • Course description
    This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become permanently employable in a wide range of medical settings. Skill development is delivered in three areas:
    • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, hospital & medical office administrative, clinical procedures, and specialty Unit Clerk/Ward Clerk training prepares the student with additional training in running hospital and outpatient wards.
    • Full-range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, general office management, and accounting, personal and professional development, customer service.
    • On-site work experience through participation in a 1 month clinical externship at an approved healthcare training facility.
    Admission Requirements
    Standard Admission

    Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:
    1. 1. Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent.

    OR
    1. 2. General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).

    And ALL of the following criteria:
    1. 1. Successful interview with school administration. (Pharmacy Technician)
    2. 2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning entrance evaluation.
    3. 3. Apply for a security clearance.

    Mature Admission

    Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
    1. 1. Out of school for two years.
    2. 2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning entrance evaluation.
    3. 3. Fifty credits towards an Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in a Grade 10 English and a Grade 10 Mathematics, or non — Alberta equivalent.
    4. 4. Apply for security clearance.

    OR
    1. 1. Out of school for two years.
    2. 2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning entrance evaluation.
    3. 3. Successfully complete the CAST Level 3 with Alberta Grade 12 equivalency.
    4. 4. Apply for a security clearance.

    *Not all programs are offered at each location.

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