OFFICE ASSISTANT

MEDICAL MAJOR

The Medical major provides you with a solid foundation in office and unit clerk procedures as well as in medical terminology, transcription, medical office procedures and patient chart management. In addition, students use current computer and software skills necessary for today’s health care fields.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find out about the courses you need to take and the requirements you need to fulfill to complete your program.

Practicum

One of the benefits of the Office Assistant program is its practicum component, which gives you hands-on experience in a real world setting. The practicum placement often helps you get your foot in the door and may even lead right to full-time work.

Students who have successfully completed their first and second terms and who are registered for both Term III courses are eligible for a practicum placement.

To complete the Medical major you are required to take a practicum with a duration of three weeks. Due to hospital and collective agreement regulations, instructors must assist you with your placement in hospital sites. You need to have complete vaccinations and security checks before you begin your practicum.

Careers

Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions in diverse health care environments such as medical offices, insurance agencies, clinics, hospitals, and government agencies, as:

  • Medical receptionists
  • Medical office assistants
  • Transcriptionists
  • Unit clerks
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