Medical Office Assistant

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Office Administration
Credential Type
Transcript Title
Office Admin - MOA Certificate
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Certificate in Office Administration - Medical Office Assistant
Length of Program
Two semesters
Admissions Requirements
  1. General Admission Requirements (excluding the Language Proficiency Requirement) 
  2. Strong English skills are required. Students who are weak in English skills should consider upgrading through the Developmental Studies or English as a Second Language Program.
  3. English 11 with a grade of "C" or better or the following exemptions:
    • EN 12 "P"
    • EN LIT 12 "P"
    • TPC 12 "P"
    • COMM 12 "C+"
  4. Keyboarding speeds: Full-time students require 25 net words per minute. Part-time students do not require a specific keyboarding speed for entry; however, students must provide proof of keyboarding speed before registration in any course which has a keyboarding prerequisite (see the Course Descriptions section of this Calendar). Students with no previous keyboarding experience may take beginning keyboarding (OADM 1103) during their first semester at the College.
Curriculum Framework

Semester I

Course TitleCredits
OADM 1114Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology I3
OADM 1151Medical Administrative Procedures3
OADM 1256Microcomputer Applications I3
OADM 1303Keyboarding Skill Development3
OADM 1325Clinical Office Procedures 3

Semester II

OADM 1214Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology II3
OADM 1240Business Communications and Procedures3
OADM 1265Pharmaceutical and Billing Procedures3
OADM 1322Medical Transcription3
OADM 1400Job Search* 2

* Job Search should only be taken duing your final semester in the program.

Semester III

OADM 1401Office Practicum 1
Total credits 30