Medical Office Assistant Course Diploma Program FAQ
1. What is a Medical Office Assistant? A Medical Office Assistant is a healthcare professional who performs administrative duties in a healthcare setting. Their duties may involve managing patient records, scheduling appointments, billing, and coordinating with other healthcare providers. They often work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, clinics, and emergency departments.
2. What does the Medical Reception College's Medical Office Assistant Course program involve? The Medical Reception College offers a medical office assistant course that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a front-end office worker in a healthcare setting. The program can be completed in just 12 weeks, allowing students to become a Certified Medical Office Assistant quickly. The program does not require high school completion.
The college offers a substantial market-driven program that focuses on helping students develop skills that are in high demand by leading employers in the healthcare industry. Once you graduate, your diploma is yours for life, and you will not need to take any additional courses to maintain its status.
3. What is a practicum? A practicum is a part of the course where students get the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a real-world healthcare setting. The practicum offers invaluable hands-on experience and can significantly enhance a student's understanding of the field.
4. What are the benefits of a practicum? The benefits of a practicum are multifold. It allows students to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting, giving them hands-on experience in their future field of work. It also provides networking opportunities, as students get to work with professionals in the healthcare field. Additionally, a practicum often serves as an excellent stepping stone for employment, as employers value the practical experience that a practicum provides.
5. Does the Medical Reception College provide practicum placements? Yes, the Medical Reception College sets up the practicum for you. You will have the opportunity to work in a hospital, doctor’s office, urgent care, clinic, radiology department, and more.
6. What type of diploma will I receive upon completion of the program? Upon completion of the program, you will receive a diploma certifying you to work as a certified medical office assistant or unit clerk.
7. What are the admission requirements for the Medical Reception College in Alberta? For admission, students must meet one of the following criteria:
Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in a grade 10 English, or non-Alberta equivalent.
Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with a standard score of 50 or better in a Grade 10 English. And all of the following:
Successful interview with school administration.
8. Is distance learning available? Yes, the program can be completed in class or online.
9. Is financial aid available for this program? Yes, this program is eligible for full-time
post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year.
10. What is the tuition for this program? The total tuition is $6,100.00