North American College

 North American College

 of Information Technology

Medical Office Assistant 

Program Length: 30 weeks

The Medical Office Assistant program provides comprehensive training to find a job in doctors' offices, hospitals and other facilities. Students use a variety of computer programs and become familiar with special software used in medical offices. The program offers specialized education which includes knowledge of medical, office administration and bookkeeping.

At North American College Of Information Technology we increase your marketability by teaching the concepts and skills you'll need to work in a medical office using modern tools and technology including understanding of various medical office procedures, Book-keeping, Microsoft Office skills such as Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database with special emphasis on the transferable skills, demanded by the employers.

Course Outline

  1. Healthcare - History, Ethics and Legalities
  2. Medical Terminology
  3. Body Systems and Disease
  4. Pharmacology
  5. Management Responsibilities and Medical Office Management
  6. Computer Applications in the Medical Office
  7. Advanced Word
  8. Advanced Excel
  9. Access
  10. PowerPoint and Outlook
  11. Accounting and Bookkeeping for Medical Office
  12. Client Services & Interpersonal Skills
  13. Administrative Skills and Procedures
  14. Practice Management Software
  15. Clinical Skills and Procedures

Career Opportunities

Medical Assisting is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the 2007-14 years. Job prospects will be the best for medical assistants with formal training or experience, particularly those with certification. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to find jobs in hospitals, doctors' offices, health care agencies, retirement homes, long-term facilities etc.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 18 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Medical Certificate (free of communicable disease with up-to-date immunization status)
  • Admissions interview to determine suitability for the program

Note: Although not an admission requirement, Hepatitis B immunization is strongly recommended, since it is required by many employers.