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