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Develop the skills you need to work in a variety of medical office and clinic settings

Medical Office Assistants play an essential role to the operation of any medical office.  Our program trains you to perform critical administrative duties, handle basic clinical tasks, maintain medical records, bookkeeping and working directly with patients to check their height, weight, temperature and blood pressure.  

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • calgary
  • edmonton
  • online

Program Highlights

The Robertson College Calgary Medical Office Assistant diploma program will help you to develop key proficiencies as a Medical Office Assistant in a wide variety of areas ranging from medical terminology to clinical office procedures. 

  • Be introduced to medical office procedures.  You will study computer software applications used in medical office settings, office administration, patient relations and basic office accounting
  • Develop your communication and customer service skills to be able to meet various patient needs in a dynamic medical office setting
  • Learn medical terminology used in the medical field and anatomy and physiology basics in order to understand the structure, purpose and function of the various body systems
  • Learn about the various clinical procedures performed in a medical office including procedures regarding infection control, sanitation, and sterilization
  • Develop the Medial Transcription skills necessary to produce accurate medical reports from recorded dictation
  • Earn your CPR certification
  • Learn proper typing techniques and improve your keyboarding accuracy
  • Learn to use Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



Medical Office Assistant Program Practicum

Valuable workplace experience is gained during the compulsory 4-week full-time practicum where you will work alongside industry professionals in a medical office setting.

what you could be earning in less than one year$27,040 - $37,770wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration44 Weeks
  • Benefit from hands-on learning in a small-class environment with experienced industry instructors
  • We offer multiple start dates throughout the year
  • Lifetime career services to help you conduct a thorough job search and connect with employers in the Robertson College Employer Network
  • Financial assistance available to students who qualify


Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified to work in medical, chiropractic, dental, physiotherapy and massage clinics, doctor's offices, hospitals as well as in the claims department of insurance companies.

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Care Coordinator

Calgary Events

Medical Office Assistant Information Session

If you are considering entering into a medical administration career, you are invited to learn more about Robertson College's Medical Office Assistant diploma program at our free 1-hour information session. Hosted by Robert Lau, our Medical Office Instructor instructor, you will have the opportunity to see our campus and have your questions answered. To RSVP, please call 587.331.8233 or click for more details. [More Info]

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