The Medical Office Assistant Online Certificate Program provides people who currently work in an office environment with the skills needed to work in physicians' offices, clinics, public or private hospitals, nursing homes, and community health centres. Courses include medical administrative procedures, medical terminology, medical billing procedures and clinical procedures and practice. The program is offered over the Internet, allowing students to complete coursework on their own time. Exams are written at the College campus.
International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International
Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.
Successful completion of all courses is required with a "C-" or better for graduation.
career transfer pathways
Graduates of the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Program become skilled MOAs who manage offices and communicate effectively with medical professionals and patients. After one year's experience, MOAs are eligible to write the Medical Office Assistant of B.C. registration examination.
Graduates can choose to complete another year of studies at Douglas College to earn an Office Administration Diploma.
The Office Administration Diploma Program transfers towards the Douglas College Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page.
Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.