Medical Office Assistant certificate
||5 months (full-time)
||March (Winter: Jan - Apr)
September (Fall: Sep - Dec)
||Abbotsford Clearbrook centre
|Days & Times
||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
(no classes Fridays)
9:30am - 3:00pm
*Subject to change without notice.
Students must be willingness to obtain a criminal record check.
Medical Office Assistants (MOAs) qualify for clinical and administrative support positions in a variety of health care settings including physician offices, hospitals, specialist offices, and medical clinics. MOAs serve an important role in the delivery of health care service and are the key link between patients, physicians, and other members of the health care team. It is essential that MOAs possess a high level of communication skills, knowledge of medical office procedures, and keen multitasking abilities.
UFV’s MOA program offers students the most current industry knowledge and practical skills so that upon graduation, our students are job ready. This challenging career can be a first step into a lifelong career in the healthcare field.
The Medical Office Assistant certificate program is an intensive program designed to prepare individuals for employment as a medical office assistant in medical clinics, hospitals, and specialist practices in both public and private sectors. As a medical office assistant, you are often the go-to person in the office — the one who is booking appointments, assisting patients, and keeping the doctors on track and on time. This is a demanding program, but you will graduate with the skills and confidence to handle the day-to-day operations of a busy medical practice.
The program is comprised of eight modules. You will complete a combination of theory and practice-related exercises before participating in a two-week medical office practicum placement. The practicum is followed by a one-week in-class final program review.
The eight modules are:
- Communication Skills
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Office Procedures
There is a two-week practicum component that must be taken immediately following the program theory components. You must successfully complete the theory components before you can be assigned a practicum placement. You will be responsible for your own transportation to your practicum site.
You are not considered complete until these requirements have been met:
- Apply online to program
- Grade 12 graduation
- English 12 with a final grade of (C+) or higher, or a Composition Placement Test (CPT) with a grade of 48 or higher
- Keyboarding speed of 30 net words
updated Jan 12, 2017