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Medical Office Assistant

Available at: Online part-time

Overview

This program is offered entirely online and is designed primarily for the person with little or no previous business experience. The focus is on the development of strong office support skills with emphasis on interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Graduates of this program will be prepared for standard operational procedures that are required for the smooth operation of a business office.

To successfully complete this program, participants must complete nine (9) compulsory courses and one (1) elective.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Highlights

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities  as a medical office assistant in a physician’s office, hospital, long-term-care facility, retirement home, health and wellness centre, community healthcare agency and dental practice.

Program Name

Medical Office Assistant

Program Code

B0754

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates

Continuous

Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

Required courses
CSCM 1 Communication I
CSAL 77 Building and Maintaining Customer Relationships
CSDU 9 Office Technology and Procedures
CSLO 29 Medical Terminology
CSLO 100 Working and Communicating in a Medical Setting
CSLA 4 Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals
CSLA 5 Pharmacology for Medical Office Professionals
CSLO 2 Excel-Specialist

Required (Choose one)
CSLO 66 Word-Specialist
CSLO208 Word 2016 Specialist

Electives (Choose one)
CSLO 83 Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff
CSLO 178 Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    I am proud to say that I am a graduate of the Behavioural Psychology (BPYSC) program at St. Lawrence College.  The program provided me with abundance of positive skills and knowledge that I use every day in both my career and personal life. I had nothing but positive learning experiences while completing the program. The teachers were caring and took the time to get to know each student’s strengths and needs which I believe contributed to my success in the program. Upon graduating I was able to obtain employment immediate within Autism Services and have had many positive experiences working in the field.  I have gained experience delivering ABA services within individual and group settings, as well as, supervising a team of ABA Therapists delivering individual and group based services. At the time of graduation I did not know this, but the skills that I learned in the Behavioural Psychology program assisted me in completing the Masters of Applied Disability Studies program at Brock University.  Since completing my master’s level of education, I have become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and was recently given the opportunity to re-join the Behavioural Psychology teaching team. In 2013 I began supervising BPYSC students on placement, in 2014 I began tutoring for the program and in 2015 I was offered a part-time teaching experience with the program. All of the experiences that I have talked about are because of the Behavioural Psychology program.  The program teaches skills and knowledge that are currently being used within the field.  The teachers in the program have a vast amount of knowledge and experience regarding the field, which they used within their courses to offer state of the art education. As a result of graduating from the Behavioural Psychology program, I have been blessed with many experiences and I believe that there is many more experience awaiting me.



    Lisa Lynch, M.ADS, BCBA

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Administrative Support (OntarioLearn)
    ontariolearn@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Book order procedure

    Advanced Standing

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