ABT Medical Office Assistant Online

Certificate
Also available as:
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Mackenzie
FEES: Dependent on the course
START DATE: Start date varies
DELIVERY:
  • Some courses are available online
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

The Medical Office Assistant program will help you acquire skills to manage the medical office and play a dynamic role on medical office teams.

Careers

Medical office assistants can work in a variety of medical offices and clinics:

  • Family physicians
  • Specialists such as podiatrists and optometrists
  • Chiropractors

What you will learn

You will learn basic medical technology and how to perform important medical office duties, including how to:

  • Assess and prioritize patient appointment requests
  • Update patient records
  • Adhere to medical/legal aspects
  • Perform medical billing (both manual and computerized)
  • Complete a variety of clinical procedures in accordance with the guidelines and standards of the medical field

ABT Medical Office Assistant Online Courses

Regional Program In this program, you will acquire skills to manage the medical office, to use effective oral and written communication techniques, and to demonstrate general office procedures, and administrative and time management skills. You will learn how to assess and prioritize patient appointment requests and update patient records. You will learn basic medical terminology, understand and adhere to medical/legal aspects, perform medical billing (both manual and computerized) and learn how to complete a variety of clinical procedures in accordance with the guidelines and standards of the medical field.

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ABTM-010 Medical Administrative Proced 3 12 weeks
ABTM-020 Medical Billing-Manual 3 6 weeks
ABTM-025 Medical Billing-Computerized 3 6 weeks
ABTM-037 Medical Terminology III 3 6 weeks
ABTM-040 Medical Clinical Proc & Pract 3 12 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Start date varies Mackenzie Online 2+ years

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants who have completed CNC’s Administrative Assistant or Office Assistant Certificate within the past five years meet the program admission requirements. Those applicants with older certificates should contact CNC Mackenzie to discuss potential admission exemptions.
  2. Applicants without CNC certificates will need the following:
    • ABTC 060 Computers and the Internet or ABTW 073 Microcomputer Applications I or equivalent
    • ABTC 066 Keyboarding II or a keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute
    • ABTC 070 Word Processing I and ABTC 071 Word Processing II or ABTW 043 Word Processing/Document Production Levels I, II, III - ABTC 080 Business Math and Calculator Skills, or equivalent
    • ABTC 085 Business English or ABTE 074 Business Communications 1, or equivalent
  3. Applicants with Applied Business Technology, Office or Administrative Assistant certificates from an institution other than CNC must submit transcripts with their application to enable potential admission exemptions.
  4. Applicants with current, relevant office experience within the last two years may contact CNC Mackenzie to discuss potential admission exemptions.
  5. Applicants without an online certificate will need to complete ABTC 050 prior to entrance or as part of the program.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Technology Requirements

To access ABT online collaborative program courses, the following computer system and Internet browser requirements are recommended. Note that many work environments, particularly legal and medical offices, will use PC rather than Mac computers, so the use of a PC is strongly recommended.

Mac

Internet Browser: Firefox 3.5 or higher
Operating System: Mac OS X
System Memory: 1GB or higher
Internet Connection: Broadband DSL or Cable-Modem strongly recommended
Audio: Sound Card and Speakers
Also Recommended: Computer headphones with microphone
Video: 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
JavaScript: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Popup Blocker: set Popup Blockers Allowed Sites to include: onlinecollaborative.ca

Windows

Internet Browser: Firefox 3.5 or higher
Operating System: Microsoft Windows7 or 8
System Memory: 1GB (Vista) Internet
Connection: Broadband DSL or Cable-Modem strongly recommended
Audio: Sound Card and Speakers
Also Recommended: Computer headphones with microphone
Video: 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
JavaScript: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Popup Blocker: set Popup Blockers Allowed Sites to include: onlinecollaborative.ca

The ABT Online Collaborative Program may require the use of the following which are not supported for Mac

  • Wavpedal Foot Pedal
  • Wav player software (see below for ordering details for foot pedal and software)
  • 1 available serial, or USB port for Wavpedal

Program Fees

  • Tuition: Dependent on the course
  • Application: $40.00
  • Registration: $16.54 (per semester)
  • Enhancement Fee: $42.44
  • Development Fee: $21.22
  • SRA and Keyboarding Test: $15.30
  • Technology: $28.90 (Per semester, full-time)
  • Technology: $5.96 (Per course, part-time)
  • Shipping per textbook: $15.75 first textbook, $5.25 for each subsequent

For more information, contact CNC Mackenzie.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

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