Curriculum Guideline

Medical Office Assistant (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTOADM
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Office Administration
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Office Admin - MOA Certificate
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201530
End Term
201930
Institutional Unit
Office Administration
Credential
Certificate in Office Administration - Medical Office Assistant
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements (excluding Language Proficiency Requirement)
  • 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+"
  • 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 Catalogue). Students with no previous keyboarding experience may take beginning keyboarding (OADM 1103) during their first semester at the College

Notes:

  • 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
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *
  • All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” or higher except Mastery graded course(s).
  • Time Limit for Completion: 4 years from acceptance into the program.

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Select one course from the following two options:

OADM 1103 

Introduction to Keyboarding (with a B+ or better)

3.00

OADM 1303

Keyboarding Skill Development

3.00

Required courses:

OADM 1114

Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology I

3.00

OADM 1240

Business Communications and Procedures

3.00

OADM 1244

General Office Skills

3.00

OADM 1246

Computer Applications I

3.00

OADM 1151

Medical Administrative Procedures

3.00

OADM 1214

Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology II

3.00

OADM 1265

Electronic Medical Records and Medical Billing Procedures

3.00

OADM 1325

Clinical Office Procedures

3.00

**OADM 1410

Career Development

2.00

OADM 1411

Office Practicum

1.00

Total credits

 

30.00

** Career Development should only be taken during your final semester in the program.