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Call 604.323.5322  |  In person: Continuing Studies office, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver

There are NO ONLINE registrations for this program


This fast-track, intensive program provides a strong foundation in medical office skills and knowledge.  Students are provided the opportunity to learn specific skills related to working in a medical office. Topics covered include: Medical Office Procedures, Medical Documentation, Medical Transcription, Medical Terminology, Basic Pharmacology, Clinic Skills, Anatomy Terminology for the MOA, and Medical Billing.  Hands-on experience using current Electronic Medical Records (EMR) program is also a component of this program. Students also receive recommendations for improvement of office skills, and success strategies for seeking job placement in this industry. Graduates may choose to combine this certificate with other office related work or education to more effectively search for employment in the medical field. Other students may use this certificate to establish the groundwork to pursue a career in this area.

PROGRAM DURATION:

Program is 105 hours in length

PROGRAM INTAKES (dates and times are subject to change):   

  • January, May and September: 14 days 7 consecutive weekends Saturday and Sundays 9:00am-5:30pm  
  • February: 35 evenings, 4 months Feb-May Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm  
  • August:  4 weeks, full-time Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
  • October: Tues & Thurs 6-9pm, Sat and Sun 9:00-5:30pm (this intake will not be offered in 2019)

PROGRAM FEES:

$1,402 (includes registration in all required courses: MOAP1101, 1102, 1103, and workbooks)*

*fee is subject to change.

PROGRAM VISION:

1. Facilitate the integration of medical office skills for those who have administrative assistance experience (or equivalent education), and

2. To introduce the required skills needed to work in a medical office to those wishing to pursue a career in this area. 

WHY LANGARA?

This program meets a demand in the industry to provide training that specifically targets knowledge related to the medical field.  It does not emphasize skills that may have been obtained elsewhere such as MS Word and Excel, keyboarding, practicums, first aid, and job search. Guidance is available should you wish to take additional training in these areas. It should be noted that medical office administrators are very often referred to as medical office secretaries, or medical office assistants and related training programs in this province may use that title instead.

CAREER POTENTIAL:

Possible job opportunities may include: Admitting Clerk, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk, Scheduling/Booking Clerk, Admitting Clerk, Medical Office Assistant, and Medical Office Administrator. Please note that employers may have different hiring requirements. If seeking a specific job placement, before you register, you should first inquire with those particular employers as to what program(s) they will recognize.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

19 years of age or older.  Please review the recommended prerequisites.

Grade 12 English or equivalent

To register, please call 604.323.5322

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Registration opens approximately 6 weeks prior to program start date. View registration information

This program is very competitive and seats are limited to 20. You are not required to submit an application to apply to this program, however please ensure that you have read the recommended prerequisites. Please contact the registration office at 604.323.5322 to register for all three required courses MOAP1101, MOAP1102, MOAP1103. Note: You must be registered in all three to participate in the Langara CS MOA certificate program. Also, you must provide more than 48 hours notice before the program begins to withdraw from the program once you are registered. An administrative and material fees will be held back. There are no refunds for any portion of the program after the 48 hour window has passed or once the first module has started. 

Please see website for more information on this program  www.langara.ca/moa

Download an MOA Information Summary

OPTIONAL FIRST AID COURSE:

Standard First Aid with CRP-C and AED & Professional Development.

This course is highly recommended for those applying for MOA positions. 

These courses are not required to complete your MOA Certificate, but will be beneficial to add to your resume demonstrating your the administrative skills most asked for in job postings.

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