Medical offices are fast-paced and rewarding workplaces in healthcare. As a medical office assistant, you will work on the frontline assisting doctors and other medical professionals.
Medical office assistants (MOAs) need relevant, up-to-date training to thrive in this growing industry. Reeves College's Medical Office Administration diploma program will train you in the clerical and medical skills necessary to run a modern medical office.
As a medical office assistant or medical receptionist, you will become an expert in assessing and prioritizing patient appointment requests, responding to patients’ basic questions about their medical conditions and prescriptions, and administering medical billing software. Take medical office assistant courses in keyboarding, medical transcription, medical language, and more during this hands-on program.
During the course of your program, you will also receive Standard First Aid and CPR training and certification. Before you graduate, you will put your skills into practice during a 100-hour practicum in a medical office.
Study Medical Office Administration at Reeves College in Calgary, Edmonton, Lloydminster, and Lethbridge.
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Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable real world experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.