Medical Office Assistant Diploma Program

Trillium College’s Medical Office Assistant diploma program prepares you to meet the demands of a career in medical administration. Our medical assistant 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 assisting 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 mature student status (18 years of age)
  • Passing score on the entrance evaluation
  • Successful interview with a Career Coach
  • Medical Certificate indicating that the student is free of communicable disease and has an up-to-date immunization record

Additional Information

Earn a Medical Office Assistant Salary

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