The purpose of the Medical Office Assistant program is to develop skills in four key areas: medical terminology, medical office administrative skills, medical transcription, and word processing. In addition, the program fosters the development of interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and communication skills necessary to function in a medical environment. The training that the student will receive in office administration skills, medical office practice and procedures, word processing, and medical transcription ⎯ in conjunction with a professional and self-confident attitude ⎯ will help prepare the graduate for a career in a medical practice, clinic, hospital, or another healthcare area.
The training that the student will receive in office administration skills, medical office practice and procedures, word processing, and medical transcription ¾ in conjunction with a professional and self-confident attitude ¾ will help prepare the graduate for a career in a medical practice, clinic, hospital, or another healthcare area.
This program will help prepare students to meet Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification requirements.
- Grade 12 or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years of age and one year out of high school).
- Passing score on the entrance examination.
- Medical certificate indicating the applicant is fit to undertake the program/practical, has up-to-date immunization, and is free of communicable diseases. In addition to regular immunization, it is mandatory that each student is immunized against Hepatitis B.
- Students may also be required to be immunized against influenza virus, according to field placement requirements.
In order to graduate and receive a diploma, a student must obtain an average of at least 60% in each course of the program.
A student must obtain a keyboarding speed of 40 net w.p.m. Extra keyboarding time may be allowed in order to achieve the required 40 net w.p.m.
A student must complete the weeks of the Career and Employment Strategies course and the Practicum/Work Experience in order to graduate and receive a diploma.
Career and Employment Strategies
In addition to learning career-oriented skills, students at CDI College also learn how to get a job in their chosen profession. That is why this diploma program includes our Career and Employment Strategies course.
Our Employment Services Department will assist the graduate in resume writing, as well as preparing for job interviews. Our staff is sensitive to current job market trends and the needs of employers in each local market.
Our graduates receive one of the most intensive job search programs available anywhere in North America.
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Last updated October 28, 2017