3 Month Full-time Certificate Program

Health & Human Services current course offerings

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  • November 29th, 2017 6-8pm at VIU (Nanaimo Campus)


Build your career in the health care field. The Medical Office Assistant supports doctors and other health care professionals in a variety of medical settings.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates will be prepared for employment as Medical Office Assistants in medical offices and specialist offices. Skills may also be transferable to positions in other medical settings.

Program Content:

The program consists of the following courses:

  • Pharmacology For The Medical Office
  • Interpersonal Skills In The Medical Environment
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Computerized Medical Billing
  • Keyboarding And Computers In The Medical Environment
  • Medical Transcription
  • Observational Practicum for MOA's
  • Practicum

NOTE: Medical Terminology is now a Prerequisite.
See Essential Prerequisite course offerings for course schedule.

Course Delivery:Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

Courses offered daytime, Wednesday to Saturdays over a three-month period (2018 delivery will be on Nanaimo & Parksville Campuses). Students must complete all the courses in the program within this period.

Next Intake:

Please see the Program Availability List for information on the next intake of this program.

Application Date:

How to Apply

Please apply online or by using a paper application for admission. There may be other documents or procedures required. An application fee is required.

Important Dates:

Tuition Due: January 10, 2018

Refunds for tuition will not be granted after: January 26, 2018

For a list of all impoprtant dates please refer to our program information sheet.

Admission Requirements:

Refer to the Program Guide for details.

revised August 2017

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