Office Administration - Medical

General information

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

Intake information

Start date Campus

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.\r\n \r\nIndustry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant.\r\n\r\nStudents 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\r\n- Grade 12 English (C or U) \r\n

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/universitiesHome 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.