Our Medical Office Administration Diploma provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge for efficient operation in a variety of medical offices. Students are trained to manage the front desk as well as carry out office administrative functions in environments such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental, physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics. Along with academic courses, this course is structured with a co-op placement where students can apply their skills in the workplace.
The following topics are emphasized through the program; medical office procedures, clinical/medical terminology, human anatomy, OHIP billing, medical transcription, use of computerized health application software, computer skills required for office administration, interpersonal and communication skills.
CO-OP WORK EXEPERIENCE
In addition to the classroom work, students are required to successfully complete 180 hours of co-op work experience to obtain the diploma.
During this co-op placement, you have the opportunity to perform daily activities in a medical office environment including registration of patients, scheduling of appointments, OHIP billing, maintenance of inventory and ordering supplies for medical and office administration, filling, answering telephone calls and maintenance of patients’ records.
The practical experience gained on your structured co-op program is an integral part of your education. The result is increased confidence, new employment contacts and practical work experience.