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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
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

Students acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform in the administrative health field. Students learn document production, medical terminology, transcription, electronic health records, human anatomy, as well as courses in communication and social sciences. Students have the opportunity for hands-on learning.

Initially, students in all Office Administration streams enroll in a common first semester. Eligible students in this program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the health services community.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Winter 2022 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 Transfer Centre website for details:

Admission details

In the fourth semester of this program students have the opportunity to participate in work integrated learning. Note that a 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, nursing care facilities, and hospitals. However, there are also career opportunities with drug companies; provincial and federal governments; medical services in industry; clinics; alternative medical practices such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, shiatsu; and other areas of health services as well as general offices.

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

Course overview

19 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 1012 – Introduction to Business Documentation
  • COMP 1048 – Introduction to Keyboarding
  • OFAD 1001 – Office Procedures and Strategies
  • 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.

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