Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

This program is designed for students with prior office administration experience or training who wish to attain the skills required to work in a medical or allied health office as a medical administrative assistant. Work as an assistant in hospital departments, working to admit, diagnostically image and aid outpatient clinics or choose to work in a medical general practitioner or special office within a medical clinic.

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Tuition and fees

2023-24: $2,762.72

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.

  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.

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Program details

Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) is a 540-hour online specialty certificate program designed for students who wish to attain the skills required to work in a medical or allied health office as a medical administrative assistant. Graduates of the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate program may work as assistants in hospital departments including admitting, diagnostic imaging and outpatient clinics or in medical general practitioner and specialist offices and in medical clinics. Graduates work for allied health professionals in facilities such as physiotherapy offices and clinics, chiropractic offices and clinics and massage therapy and naturopathy offices and clinics. Graduates may also be employed by long-term care facilities and insurance companies.

Offered once a year asynchronously online.

Distance Education online delivery (480 hours): 

  • flexible program that allows you to choose when you study and work on your course materials 
  • student-led and self-paced 
  • ability to contact your instructor for any course assistance or questions 

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Program quick facts

Campus Start date Schedule
Distance Sep. 2024

Admission requirements

    • B.C. Secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
    • A recommended keyboarding speed of 25 net words per minute.
    • A minimum score of 50% in English 11 or alternatives; or a minimum score of 70% on an Okanagan College Office Administration English entrance test.

Program outline

MAA 100 - Fundamental Medical Office Skills
MAA 110 - Medical Terminology I
MAA 111 - Medical Terminology II - Anatomy and Physiology
MAA 112 - Medical Terminology III - Pharmacology and Specialties
MAA 120 - Medical Administrative Procedures
MAA 126 - Medical Transcription
MAA 130 - Medical Billing - Manual
MAA 131 - Medical Billing - Computerized
MAA 140 - Clinical Procedures and Practice
MAA 150 - Practicum - Medical
*Practicum - 6 hours per day for 15 days.
  • Students will be awarded a Medical Administrative Assistant certificate upon successful completion of all courses in this program.
  • Students must pass the practicum and attain a minimum grade of 70% or better in each course to successfully complete the program.
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