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Medical Office Assistant



Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant course - Winnipeg - MITT

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 in the province. Our program will prepare you to be able to handle the demands of our current and emerging health care system.

Strong English communication skills, computer proficiency, and keyboarding speed are essential to your success in this program.  You will need these skills to perform patient billing, manage electronic records, transcribe medical orders, and prepare medical reports and correspondence.  An ability to maintain high levels of accuracy across all electronic communication and data entry, while meeting industry acceptable time standards is also required.

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.

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $5,350 (2020/21) // $5,100 (2019/20)
  • books
    $971 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $250 (2020/21)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Spring 2021 (May start, Day)

Entrance Requirements

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

  • Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50% or higher, or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50% or higher, or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

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

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found at http://mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists .

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $15,900 (2020/21) // $15,100 (2019/20)
  • books
    $971 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $250 (2020/21)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund; $800-$1200 Health Insurance
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

  • Spring 2020 (April start, Day) - Apply today! - This intake is currently waitlisting.
  • Fall 2020 (September start, Day) - Apply today!

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Spring 2021 (April start, Day)

Entrance Requirements

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

  • Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50% or higher, or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50% or higher, or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

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.

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

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found at http://mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists .

Description

Through a unique blend of medical, business, and computer courses, you will learn the necessary skills to efficiently manage the demands of the front desk in any medical facility. These skills know no boundary and this program prepares you to provide administrative support to medical professionals in hospitals, physicians’ and specialists’ offices, and any health authority in Manitoba. You should gain confidence and proficiency with medical documentation and terminology, medical clinical procedures, billing, scheduling, health information management, computer applications, and medical software. The curriculum also emphasizes current and emerging trends in the health care environment and explores how these intercept with patient care and health care providers.

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. There is a 6-week work practicum at the end of the program.

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

Verification of a valid Co-op Work Permit authorization must be provided to the College prior to the start of Work Practicum. See the Work Practicum outline for details on all eligibility criteria and general expectations.

The unique nature of this program and the sensitivity of training situations may also require students to undergo:

  •          Police Information Check (PIC)/ Vulnerable Sector clearance
  •          Provincial Child Abuse Registry clearance
  •          Adult Abuse Registry clearance

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