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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

This 254-hour program prepares students for employment in reception, clerical or assisting positions in medically-oriented facilities such as hospitals and doctors' offices. Students will acquire skills to use effective oral and written communication techniques, demonstrate office procedures and time management, apply medical terminology in all courses, obtain a good understanding on the use of computers in the business environment, perform computerized medical billing, and apply medical office guidelines and standards. Students will also learn to understand and adhere to medical/legal aspects.

Admission Requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.

  • Keyboarding speed of 40 net wpm.


MOA 01 Medical Terminology
MOA 02 Medical Office Procedures
MOA 03 Medical Office Observation
MOA 104 Medical Office Systems
MSCW 110 Computers in the Workplace
MOA 06 Medical and Surgical Transcription

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the five core courses with a minimum passing grade of 70% on each course and receive a pass on MOA 03 (Medical Office Observation).

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Vernon (Sep)
  • Penticton (Sep)
  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Part-Time


2019-20: $3,261.47


This program will be offered in Vernon in Fall 2020.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 01/27/2020