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Start your career in the administrative health field

Office Administration – Health Services Ontario College Diploma program

Gain specialized skills in demand by today’s health-care teams. Learn from industry experts. Develop mastery in electronic medical records management.

Program code OFAH
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Program Delivery Full-time
Program delivery method(s) Hybrid What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Students in this program acquire the knowledge and specialized skills required to successfully perform in the administrative health field. Students learn medical document production, medical terminology, transcription, human anatomy, medical ethics, and develop skills in workplace communication and patient relations. In addition, students learn Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and are introduced to health information management concepts. Qualifying students will have the exciting opportunity for hands-on learning through a fourth semester field placement within the local medical community.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Winter 2025 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Office Administration – Health Services program?

Office Administration – Health Services admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:

Additional information

In the fourth semester of this program students may have the opportunity to participate in work integrated learning. Note that a work placement, work permit is required for international students wishing to pursue this opportunity.

What career paths can I take as a health services professional?

Your Office Administration – Health Services diploma gives you many career opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment in medical practitioners’ offices, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. They may also find careers opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry; provincial and federal governments; medical services in industry; clinics; alternative medical practices such as naturopathy, chiropractics, acupuncture, shiatsu; and other areas of health services, as well as general offices.


Canadian College of Health Information

The Office Administration – Health Services program at Georgian College is proudly awarded accreditation through the Canadian College of Health Information (CCHIM).

CCHIM sets the educational and accreditation standards for health-information professionals in Canada. This program meets the quality and educational program standards set out for the Health Information-Certified Associate (HICA) certification.

Graduates of the Office Administration – Health Services program are eligible to write the National Certification Exam (NCE) and can begin their career as a certified health information professional.

Canadian College of Health Information (CCHIM) logo

What courses are included in the Office Administration – Health Services diploma program?

Course overview

20 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Office Administration – Health Services program outline.

  • COMP 1113 – Business Documentation and Text Processing
  • OFAD 1001 – Office Procedures and Strategies
  • OFAD 1022 – Professional Development and Employability 1
  • OFAD 1007 – Computer Applications 1 for the Office
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

Your course delivery method(s)


This program has a hybrid delivery method. Some parts are online and other parts are delivered in person. You’ll need to come to campus for part of your program.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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