Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) is a 480-hour online specialty certificate program designed for students with prior office administration experience or training who wish to attain the skills required to work in a medical or allied health office as a medical administrative assistant. Graduates of the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate program may work as assistants in hospital departments including admitting, diagnostic imaging and outpatient clinics or in medical general practitioner and specialist offices and in medical clinics. Graduates work for allied health professionals in facilities such as physiotherapy offices and clinics, chiropractic offices and clinics and massage therapy and naturopathy offices and clinics. Graduates may also be employed by long-term care facilities and insurance companies.
Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for the MAA certificate program may take the Office Assistant Certificate or a similar program to obtain the requirements for entry into the MAA Certificate. See the Office Administration website at www.okanagan.bc.ca/oadm for further details on other Office Administration programs.
Applicants with prior experience and training but no official transcript may meet the MAA Certificate entrance requirements by completing challenge exams in English, keyboarding, computer and word processing to prove competence in these areas.
Successful completion of Okanagan College's Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent;
Or the following:
Students will be awarded a Medical Administrative Assistant certificate upon successful completion of all courses in this program. Students must pass the practicum and attain a minimum grade of 70% or better in each course to successfully complete the program.
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