Business and Management

Office Administration - Medical

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2017 Barrie
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Program outlines



Jacqueline Hingley
705.728.1968, ext. 1439
Email: Jacqueline Hingley

South Georgian Bay

Kelly Brown
705.728.1968, ext. 2932
Email: Kelly Brown


Darlene Chapman
705.728.1968, ext. 5674
Email: Darlene Chapman

Program description

This program prepares graduates to assume responsibility for assisting in medical and health-related offices. The positions may include assisting medical practitioners to keep the office operating effectively, or assisting in the many offices or departments of hospitals or health care facilities.

Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant.

Students in the Office Administration - Medical Program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the community.

Effective September 2016, the program Office Administration – Medical (major code OFAM) will be re-titled Office Administration – Health Services (major code OFAH). Download the Office Administration – Health Services (OFAH) program outline.

Why study Office Administration - Medical at Georgian?

Today’s rapidly growing health services sector translates into a high demand for medical office administrators. Our two-year program will equip you with the skills to explore a variety of career paths in one of the fastest growing industries. We’ll de-mystify medical terminology for you and you’ll learn the skills required to effectively support a medical office environment.

In addition to the common medical environment, you’ll also learn how to support alternative medical practices such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, shiatsu and other areas of health services.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U) Also recommended: any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 University Mathematics.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications*
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Office Admin - Medical articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

COMP1012 Introduction to Business Documentation
OFAD1001 Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD1003 Multi-Media Language Processing
OFAD1006 Intro to Medical Office Admin
COMP1013 Advanced Computer Business Documentation
COMP2026 Integrated Office Simulations
OFAD2000 Anatomy for the Medical Off 1
OFAD2001 Medical Language Transcription 1
OFAD2004 Medical Language Transcription 2
OFAD2006 Anatomy-Medical Office 2
COMP2027 Computerized Administrative Simulations
MATH1004 Mathematics for the Office Professional
COMP1048 Introduction to Keyboarding
OFAD1007 Computer Applications 1 for the Office
OFAD1008 Word Processing and Database Applications
OFAD2014 Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
OFAD2015 Administrative Support and Records Management
OFAD2024 Electronic Medical Office Documentation
OFAD2022 Medical Office Procedures

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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