Programs

Programs

Intake Options (session schedule)

  • Sept-Dec: registration opens mid July 
  • Jan - Apr: registration opens mid October
  • May-Aug: registration opens mid March

Registration

Call 604.323.5322  |  

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 INTAKE OPTIONS (dates and times are subject to change)

current intake options:   

PROGRAM FEES:

$1326*, plus
Additional fees of $20-$50
Textbook fees approx: $140

*fee is subject to change. Additional fees of $20-$100 for supplies depending on students' individual computer set-up. See computer requirements under FAQs

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. This program 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, Scheduling/Booking Clerk, Admitting Clerk, Medical Receptionist, Medical Office Assistant, and Medical Office Administrator. With additional on-the-job or educational training, students may seek Medical Transcriptionist or Medical Billing Clerk positions. 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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to registering, please be aware of the following:
REGISTRATION PROCESS:

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

This program is very competitive and seats are limited to 22. 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 (includes MOAP1101, MOAP1102, MOAP1103). Note: You must provide a miniumum of 48 hours notice before the program begins to withdraw from the program once you are registered. Administrative fees will apply. There are NO refunds once the program has started. 

Download an MOA Information Summary

These courses are part of the Business Programming and are not required to complete your MOA Certificate, but will be beneficial to add to your resume demonstrating the administrative skills most asked for in job postings. For more information on these courses please email rchow@langara.ca

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