Medical Office Assistant Diploma Program

This program is available at the new Sudbury campus

Trillium College’s Medical Office Assistant diploma program prepares you to meet the demands of a career in medical administration. Our medical office curriculum provides you with the in-depth training in medical terminology, medical administrative procedures and the medical transcription skills needed to effectively support our communities’ medical professionals. Emphasis in this medical office program is placed on professional conduct, ethics, and standards within healthcare environments.

As the population of senior citizens increases, the medical field has experienced rapid growth, providing vast opportunities in all aspects of medical administration. The Medical Office Assistant program at Trillium College prepares students to be an integral part of a patient focused team environment.

Areas of Focus

This medical assisting program prepares graduates for work in medical administration with training in the following subject areas:

  • Medical Office Operations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Transcription and Documentation
  • Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Communication Skills

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of Trillium College’s Medical Office Assistant program, you may find employment as a medical assistant in a range of medical administrative settings. Graduates from our Medical Office Assistant program may find work at doctors’ and specialists’ offices, hospitals, clinics, wellness centres, dental environments, and long-term care facilities. Other employment opportunities as a medical assistant include employment with insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies, medical sales organizations and government facilities.

Salary: According to jobbank.gc.ca, an average salary for a Medical Secretary or Administrative Medical Assistant is $20.99 per hour (NOC 1243).

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent or passing score on the Wonderlic SLE entrance exam
  • Current immunization record, signed and stamped by a qualified medical professional

Additional Information

Career Options

  • Administrative assistant
  • Dental office assistant
  • Health records clerk
  • Ward/Unit clerk
  • Patient registration clerk
  • Medical billing clerk
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Office assistant
  • Office manager
  • Receptionist

Employer Options

  • Dental clinics
  • Government health agencies
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Insurance industry
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medical transcription companies
  • Public health units
  • Physician offices

Program Availability

Campuses
Oshawa
St. Catharines
Kingston
Sudbury