Medical Office Assistant (Online)

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The Medical Office Assistant (online) diploma program provides students with flexible schedule options.

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Nova Scotia


Eastern College

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Program Duration

64 Weeks (PT)

Program Intakes
Class Type

In Person, Virtual



Program Details
Does a career in the medical field exhilarate you?
Do you want to be a part of the fast-paced and growing healthcare industry while gaining the skills you need to succeed in a business environment?
If you?re looking to enhance your abilities in an office setting as well as gain medical experience, but prefer to have more control over how, when, and where you can study, then the Medical Office Assistant online program is the right fit for you. This program provides you with the opportunity to pursue a diploma at your own pace and offers, full-time (32 Weeks) and part-time (64 Weeks) options to give you the flexibility to comfortably fit an education into your busy life.
By the end of the program, you will be equipped with all the skills you need to be successful at the forefront of a doctor?s office and as an assistant who?s assessing patients. You will understand the different classes of drugs and their use in various treatments, be well-versed in medical terminology, gain knowledge about the Canadian healthcare system, and learn clinical procedures generally performed in a medical office ? prescription handling, assisting patients with their exams, and diagnostic testing.
You will also take up Digital Literacy for Professionals, which will help you learn fundamental concepts and principles of learning and working in a digital environment. The Medical Office Assistant program will help build on your communication and multi-tasking skills, as well as enhance your knowledge in Accounting applications. You will be encouraged to be a team player while putting your professional and interpersonal skills to practice throughout the course of this program.
After completing the program, you will have earned four certifications:
? Business Applications Certificate
? Accounting and Applications Certificate
? Healthcare Fundamentals Certificate
? Medical Practice Certificate

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