Academy of Learning Career College BC

Begin Your Career Path as a Medical Assistant

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MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

Begin Your Career Path as a Medical Assistant

With the aging population, the tremendous advancements in technology, and our demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. Throughout the North American healthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce and raise the skill level of that workforce. Those who want to enter this field and are searching for a medical assistant program should contact Academy of Learning Career College.

This program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will earn the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the medical industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many healthcare settings, including:

  • Physicians’ offices, clinics, and mental healthcare and allied healthcare centres

  • Walk-in care centres

  • Ambulatory clinics

  • Complementary and alternative medicine clinics (e.g., chiropractic and acupuncture centres)

  • Long-term and extended care departments

  • Medical research facilities

  • Medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging centres

  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics

  • Group homes and community living societies

  • Fitness and wellness centres

  • Hospital admissions and E.R. departments (e.g., switchboard, information, and patient registration)

  • Ambulatory and outpatient departments

  • Laboratory and x-ray departments

  • Medical finance and administrative departments

  • Booking and O.R. bed booking

  • Health records departments

Program Length

10 months*

Within a year, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Medical Office Assistant. Academy of Learning Career College’s continuous intake allows you to start anytime. Our unique learning approach (ILS) provides unmatched flexibility and helps you to graduate on time.

*40 weeks. Students must meet admission requirements found in the student handbook. Contact us for more information.

Core Courses

Part A: Computer and Business Office Skills

  • Introduction to Keyboarding

  • Keyboard Skill Building Levels 1 and 2

  • Microsoft Windows Level 1

  • Microsoft Word – Levels 1, 2, and 3

  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1

  • Microsoft Access – Level 1

  • Microsoft Outlook – Level 1

  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 1

  • Practical Applications – 3 Units

  • Thought Patterns For A Successful Career

  • Job Search and Résumé Writing

Part B: Medical Administrative/Clinical

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology

  • Anatomy and Physiology Part 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology Part 2

  • Medical Office Procedures

  • Introduction to Medical Transcription

  • Clinical Procedures

  • Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification

  • Standard First Aid

Part C: Work Experience

  • Preceptorship

   
   

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