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Medical Office Assistant (formerly Medical Administrative Assistant)



Medical Office Assistant (formerly Medical Administrative Assistant)

A Medical Office Assistant is an administrative member of a health care team. Graduates of the Medical Administrative Assistant program are prepared to provide administrative support to medical professionals in hospitals, physicians and specialists’ offices, as well as the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $4,450.00 (2017/18); $4,650.00 (2018/19)
  • books
    $995.00 (issued by instructor, subject to change)
  • additional supplies
    $68.00 (purchased by student, subject to change)
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

  • Fall 2018 (September start)
  • Spring 2019 (May start)

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

  • English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $14,100.00 (2017/18); $14,850.00 (2018/19)
  • additional supplies
    $68.00 (purchased by student, subject to change)
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

  • April 2, 2018 - Applications for Medical Administrative Assistant have been closed (updated September 28, 2017)
  • Fall 2018 (August start)
  • Spring 2019 (April start)

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

  • English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a four-week preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information. 

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

Description

When you take our Medical Office Assistant program, you can be an administrative member of an increasingly growing health care team. You would be prepared to provide administrative support to medical professionals in hospitals, physicians and specialists’ offices, as well as any health authority across the country as your skills know no borders. Our program will prepare you to be able to handle the demands of our current and emerging health care system.

Our program offers you a unique blend of medical, business and computer courses. Most importantly, you’ll gain confidence and skill in medical documentation and terminology, clinical office procedures, billing, scheduling, business skills, computer applications and medical software.

Please note: MITT values continuous improvement in our programs and reviews programs on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. This program is undergoing revisions for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants should be aware that courses and content are subject to modification. Please check back for further details.

Work Practicum

The Medical Office Assistant program features a Work Practicum placement in a local workplace which provides students with on-the-job training and experience.

The unique nature of this program and the sensitivity of training situations may also require students to undergo Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks.

MITT does not guarantee practicum placements and, in such situations, the Institute will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

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