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Earn Your Medical Office Administration/Ward Clerk Diploma

The Medical Office Administration/Ward Clerk program will prepare individuals to work in a Medical Office, or in a clinic or hospital setting as a Ward Clerk. Students will receive instruction in filing systems for the medical office, medical transcription, pharmacology, booking clients through computerized appointments systems, keyboarding techniques, medical billing systems, record processing, basic computer skills, and Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel). Additionally, students will gain knowledge and skills in business communications, web design, and marketing.

Students will receive plenty of hands-on experience and in-depth working knowledge of how busy medical offices function. Upon completion of this program, successful graduates will be ready to start work in most professional medical offices with a sound knowledge of the filing system, medical transcription, computerized appointment booking, the billing system, and the importance of record-keeping. This is an intensive program where individuals will graduate being ready to handle the day-to-day operations of a busy medical practice!

Is the Medical Office Administration/Ward Clerk program right for you?

The Medical Office Administration/Ward Clerk program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who is caring, works well in a team atmosphere, and is passionate about helping others
  • A mature student who has previous job experience, and is looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare
  • Anyone interested in practical training through hospital administration, medical administration, medical office assistant, and medical billing courses

Dartmouth total program length: 42-weeks (4 hours per day), 4 weeks practicum

Sydney total program length: 24-weeks theory (7 hours per day), 4 weeks practicum

admission requirements

Standard Admissions Policy:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Admissions Interview

Alternate Admissions Policy:

  • Achieve a level 14 on Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)
  • Admissions Interview

Program Outline

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Anatomy and Body Systems
  • Business Communications I - English Essentials
  • Business Communications II
  • Business Communications III
  • Career Management
  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
  • Clinical Pathology
  • CPR and First Aid Level C
  • Health Office Transcription
  • Healthcare Office Billing
  • Healthcare Office Procedures
  • Healthcare Software
  • Healthcare Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Windows/Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • MOA Practicum
  • Pharmacology for the Healthcare Office
  • Records Management and Scheduling
  • Understanding Diagnostic Laboratory Tests

job market

Professional secretaries’ employment opportunities can be found in doctors’ offices, clinics, provincial health services, medical supply companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical education services, hospitals, dental offices, dental clinics, and medical education services. Opportunities are available as transcriptionists in the medical settings. There are lots of opportunities for anyone who would enjoy working in the medical secretarial profession.

CBBC is the best decision that you can make for yourself. The education, the hands-on experience, and the amazing instructors make the time fly by. You learn skills that translate into real job experience. If you are looking to go to college, choose them! Once you become a part of the CBBC family, your dreams become realities! Stephanie Melski Medical Office Assistant / Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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