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Get the Skills to Be a Medical Office Administrative Professional

Medical Office Assistant
Medical Office Administrators keep the offices of doctors, chiropractors and other healthcare professionals running smoothly

Online Medical Office Administration Program in as Little as 64 Weeks

If you’re great with people, detail-oriented, and interested in learning medical-based terminology, transcription, and office procedures, one of our online Medical Office Administration programs could be for you.

The CD-ED Medical Office Administration programs provide the practical skills and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding healthcare office career, in the flexible and convenient CD-ED Distance Learning format.

Applicants to this program must have a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have your high school diploma or GED, click here for more information on resources in your province.

Career Opportunities

In Canada, Medical Office Administration professionals are employed by hospitals, health clinics, medical and dental offices and in other offices throughout the public and private sectors, including:

  • Private Physician’s Practices
  • Optometrist & other Specialists’ Offices
  • Medical Clinics
  • Government Departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Federal Department of Health
  • Medical supply companies
  • Veterinary practices
  • Medical transcription facilities
  • Local public health departments
  • Hospital Departments
  • Nursing homes
  • Chiropractor Practices
  • Massage Therapy Offices
  • Medical Clinics
    And More!

As a Medical Office Administrator, you’re the one who keeps the offices of doctors, chiropractors and other healthcare professionals running smoothly. Medical Office Administrators interact with patients, manage records and billing, oversee office procedures and contribute to the efficiency and overall patient experience in a medical setting.

Focused Training Through Online Administration Courses

This is career-focused education. You won’t spend time working through electives or irrelevant content designed to drag out the program and drive up costs. Your program is tailored around you and getting into a rewarding professional position, without spending a ton of time and money sitting in a classroom.

Medical Office Administration graduates are skilled in:

  • Scheduling and confirming medical appointments
  • Receiving and communicating messages for medical staff and patients
  • Entering and formatting electronically-based medical reports and correspondence
  • Preparing spreadsheets and documents for review
  • Interviewing patients in order to complete forms, documents and case histories
  • Completing insurance and other claim forms
  • Initiating and maintaining confidential medical files and records
  • Preparing draft agendas for meetings and taking, transcribing, and distributing minutes
  • Preparing financial statements and billing
  • Establishing and maintaining various internal office administrative support procedures
  • Ordering supplies and maintaining inventory

The program is led by experienced medical administration professionals. As a student, you benefit from firsthand industry knowledge of what employers expect and what it’s really like to work as a Medical Office Administrator.

You’ll feel confident moving into a professional healthcare setting after completing this 64 or 70-week program.

Microsoft Certification – Paid for by CD-ED

Getting familiar with Microsoft Office is a big part of the Medical Office Administrator training. As you complete each Microsoft Office-based course, you’ll feel fully prepared for the corresponding Microsoft certification test. Plus, you’ll receive a voucher from CD-ED to cover the cost of the exam.

If you have questions, don’t worry. The instructors will work with you to help you achieve success!

Is Online Career Training Right for You? Take the Centre for Distance Education “Online Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Online Career Training Readiness score now >>

About Distance Education & Online Learning

Online education has grown enormously over the past 10 years and is recognized by employers as equivalent to traditional classroom training. The CD-ED program includes all the theory and practical training of traditional learning, without the set schedule, costly commute or rigid lesson plans of traditional learning.

But it’s not right for everyone.

Online Learning requires discipline and time management skills. You will be required to devote 20 hours per week to this program.

I really enjoyed my time at CD-ED. All the teachers were absolutely wonderful - they were eager to help, whilst also being there for help. Sometimes in a bigger class the teacher is overwhelmed by the amount of students and aren’t able to sit with them one on one, but if the teachers at CD-ED weren’t available at first call you could be certain they would be back to you within the day, I personally heard within hours. The same could be said about email and getting back your grades. The material was challenging enough to keep you on your toes and not make you bored, but not so much that you would lose motivation. Being a stay at home mom with still a lot of other things on my plate, the load wasn’t overwhelming. You could also go to your teachers for motivation, and to keep your schedule on track. I would absolutely recommend CD-ED to anyone. It was an amazing time.
Brittany Reese, MOA Graduate

Program Options

Choose between our Medical Office Administration or Medical Office Assistant program. The Medical Office Administration program can be completed in 64 weeks, while the Medical Office Assistant program can be completed in 70 weeks.

Program Curriculum

20 hrs/wk, 64 Weeks, 1320 Hours

WeeksHoursCodeCourse Subject
1-240STU 101Essentials of Student Services
3-795COC 104Microsoft Word
8-1295MAT 106Microsoft Excel
13-1795COC 201Microsoft Access
18-24133ENG 102Business English & Communications
2519COM 102Filing
26-35190MED 102Medical Office Procedures
36-47228MED 101Medical Terminology
48-57190MTR 103Medical Transcription
58-6176PRO 200Professionalism & Ethics
6219OHS 100Occupational Health & Safety
63-6480MPR 100Practicum
6060COC 105Keyboarding (Concurrent)

20 hrs/wk, 70 Weeks, 1440 Hours

WeeksHoursCodeCourse Subject
1-240STU 101Essentials of Student Success
3-795COC 104Microsoft Word
8-1295MAT 106Microsoft Excel
13-19133ENG 102Business English & Communications
20-2019COM 102Filing
21-30190MED 102Medical Office Procedures
31-42228MED 101Medical Terminology
43-52190MTR 103Medical Transcription
53-59133MAT 220Basic Bookkeeping
60-6376MAT 221Quickbooks
64-6776PRO 200Professionalism & Ethics
68-6820OHS 100Occupational Health & Safety
69-7080MPR 100Practicum
3-6865COC 105Keyboarding (Concurrent)

The best way to see if the Centre for Distance Education is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information about career opportunities, our programs, and financial aid options. Get more info now >>

Required For Enrollment: All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent prior to enrollment. For any questions about eligibility, please call 1-866-446-5898 to speak with a knowledgeable CD-ED Admissions Representative.

Online Services & Community Learning

As a CD-ED student, you may be learning from home – but you’re far from being on your own. Our student website ensures that you’ll never feel isolated, with access to course-wide discussions, live chats and a private messaging system that allow you to interact with as many (or as few!) fellow students as you wish. Plus, you will have weekly interaction with your instructors.

  • Convenient Online Learning Platform
  • Instructor Support
  • Online Access to Resources
  • Industry Software & Materials

Is Online Medical Office Administration Training Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Office Administration, and exploring whether Online Learning with CD-ED is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information or take our online training readiness quiz!

A helpful CD-ED Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions and can help with everything from career paths to financial aid.

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-866-446-5898