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Medical Office Assistant



Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant course - Winnipeg - MITT

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $5,850 (2022/23)
  • books
    $1,385
  • additional supplies
    $250 Purchased Instruction Fees
  • additional student fees
    $210 Tech Fee // $50 Award Fund // $75 Work Skills Foundations (2022/23)
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at 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
    $16,750 (2022/23)
  • books
    $1,385
  • additional supplies
    $250 Purchased Instruction Fees
  • additional student fees
    $210 Tech Fee // $50 Award Fund // $75 Work Skills Foundations // approximately $950 Health Insurance (2022/23)
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists.

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The Medical Office Assistant program gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to provide administrative support to medical professionals in hospitals, physicians and specialists’ offices, as well as any health authority in the province.

Working with industry veteran instructors in a small class setting, you will develop competence and confidence in medical documentation and terminology, clinical office procedures, billing, scheduling, business skills, computer applications, and medical software so that you can efficiently manage the demands of the front desk in any medical facility. A six-week work practicum placement will give you an opportunity to practice and refine your skills in real-world situations and your participation in MITT’s Work Skills Series workshops will provide you a foundation of employability and essential skills that today’s employer demands.

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 require

Who it is for

Individuals who are proficient in basic computer usage, use proper keyboarding technique (home row method), and have high levels of accuracy in electronic communication and data entry.

Course information
Career information

Entrance requirements

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 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

Students needing to upgrade any of these high school requirements may contact one of MITT’s Adult Learning Centres (ALC).

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Start dates

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Next start dates Future Offerings
(subject to change)
Class Times
Fall 2022 (September start, Day)* Winter 2023
  • Days: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Evenings: 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
*Note: Start date does not include two weeks for completion of Work Skills Foundations modules.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Entrance requirements

High school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent. International applicants must meet the general entrance requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study. Applicants must also meet the program-specific requirements, including:

  • Senior level Math with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Senior level First Language Literature with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

*All high school grades will be converted to an equivalent Manitoba grade scale.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a 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.

Start dates

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Next start dates Future Offerings
(subject to change)
Class Times
Fall 2022 (September start, Day)* Winter 2023
  • Days: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Evenings: 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
*Note: Start date does not include two weeks for completion of Work Skills Foundations modules.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

For students admitted to this program in Winter 2022 or prior, please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

Work practicum

Eligible students participate in a six-week work practicum to gain on-the-job training and experience in a local workplace.

Prior to the start of a work practicum, students must provide verification of a valid co-op work permit authorization and may have to complete the following additional background checks:

  • Police Information Check (PIC) clearance, dated within six months of the start of a work practicum rotation. Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check clearance
  • Child Abuse Registry Check clearance
  • Adult Abuse Registry Check clearance
  • Up-to-date immunization record
  • Current Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) certificate
  • Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider CPR certificate
  • Violence Protection Program (VPP) training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (NVCI)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training

Work practicum is a mandatory component of this program. Students must meet all program eligibility criteria to qualify for practicum. MITT does not guarantee practicum placements when students do not meet eligibility criteria (including having a valid co-op work permit) or when sufficient placements are not available. In such situations, MITT will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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