Delivery Method: Online
Duration: 32 weeks, including a 4-week practicum
Start: March & October
Wages: Up to $22.50/hour

About the Career

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in healthcare administration, you’ll love being a Medical Office Assistant. Medical Office Assistants assist in preparing patients for physicians, surgeons and practitioners, and perform general office and medical office duties.

Medical Office Assistants perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners running smoothly. Typical job duties include measuring vital signs, preparing patients for physical exams, assisting pediatricians with children, preparing surgical trays, performing billing and bookkeeping, working with patient charts and data, and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services.

Medical Office Assistants find in:

  • Family practices
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Acute and non-acute care facilities
  • Allied care facilities
  • Private surgical centres
  • In the offices of physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, naturopaths and more
Hospital Support Specialist and Nursing Unit Clerk
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About the Program

100% of our Medical Office Assistant graduates find employment within 6 months of program completion! This 32-week (6-month) program will prepare you for a successful career in the health care field, where you can make a difference.

Admission Requirements


  • 19 years of age or older or completion of grade 12
  • Passing verbal test if English is an additional language
  • Minimum typing speed of 20 words per minute
  • Completion of Criminal Record Consent Form under the Criminal Record Review Act

Program Courses

Our Faculty

Accreditation and Recognition

Stenberg College is designated by the BC government’s Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is responsible for setting standards of quality and ensuring consumer protection. Stenberg College has also received the BC government’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is BC’s brand or “seal” of quality post-secondary education for public and private institutions. This program is also approved by the Registrar.

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