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Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk

Overview.

Over the course of our Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk program, students will be provided the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge needed to become a competent and confident unit clerk and medical office assistant.

The blended design of the Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk program combines face-to-face instruction with structured online learning components.  This provides students flexibility in balancing life’s commitments while advancing education and pursing a new career.

“Students will be proficient in medical terminology, anatomy and pharmacology, healthcare communications, medical office software as well as electronic medical records.  Emphasis will also be placed on maintaining patient records, medical billing, office procedures and unit clerk specific tasks such as processing physician’s orders.”

The addition of a practicum component allows students to network within industry and hone their newly acquired skills.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will receive a Certificate in Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk.

Program dates.

Calgary

April 26, 2021 – September 27, 2021

Red Deer

April 26, 2021 – September 27, 2021

Cold Lake

April 26, 2021 – September 27, 2021

Program structure.

The Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk is a blend of online, classroom and laboratory learning, with a hands-on, practical component.

Tuition costs – Domestic Students

Our tuition fees for domestic students in the Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk program include:

Program Cost: $7,100.00*

Tuition Costs – International Students

Program Cost: $16,850.00*

*Please note: All funds noted are Canadian dollars. Program cost does not include any fees associated with obtaining CPR training, criminal record check, immunizations, clinic shoes, etc.

Entrance requirements

Education

English Proficiency Requirements (minimum proficiency)

Police Information Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector Search

According to the Protection for Persons in Care Act, clinical partners require a clear Police Information Check (PIC) including Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS).  Any criminal code offence for which a pardon has not been received may be a deterrent to a student’s entry into practicum or even the program. In cases where a PIC or VSS is not clear, the Dean will conduct a formal assessment to determine whether the student would be permitted to enter the program.

Basic Life Support

Students are required to provide proof of completion of the Heart and Stroke Basic Life Support Provider course. Students need to maintain current BLS certification throughout the practicum.

Immunizations

Students are required to provide proof of immunization status. Without complete and acceptable immunization status, practicum sites may refuse to accept students as per their organizational requirements, which could prevent successful completion of the program.

Rules and regulations

 

A career like no other.

A rewarding career and long-term success starts here.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Office Assistant & Unit Cleck program, graduates will be qualified to assist healthcare professionals in medical offices and other health-care facilities.


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