Vancouver Community College

Medical Office Assistant

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Community College
Field of Study:Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Description:The complex and detailed nature of working with physicians and allied health care providers in the demanding position of a medical office assistant requires excellent communication and office skills to coordinate quality patient care.

Students acquire skills to use effective oral and written communication techniques; demonstrate office procedures and time management; apply medical terminology in all courses including keyboarding, transcription and word processing; perform bookkeeping, manual and computer medical billing; complete a variety of clinical procedures in accordance with the guidelines and standards of the medical field; and understand and adhere to medical/legal aspects in all courses including pharmacology. The program involves extensive direct medical office work experience (practicums) where additional practical applications of the program skills are performed to health care field standards.
URL:Medical Office Assistant at Vancouver Community College
Length:6 Month(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent, OR English 098/099. Certified five minute keyboarding test with a typing speed of 25 gross words per minute or higher with a maximum of 5 errors. See website for more details.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 27, 2015