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Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
The medical office assistant and unit clerk are integral members of the health care team and support professionals in both a hospital unit and medical office environment. The medical office assistant and unit clerk main duties include accessing, and transmitting health information in a secure environment while supporting and communicating with medical professionals. The Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk program is an innovative program providing the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge required by those wishing to combine the skills of a unit clerk and a medical office assistant. Successful graduates will be proficient in medical office procedures; organization; structure and chart management functions of a patient record; computer software; emerging client care software; basic billing duties; office procedures and health information law in a client-care setting. Courses in this program are conducted on SAIT campus and online. A four-week, unpaid practicum at a health care facility or medical office setting in or outside Calgary is required for successful completion of this program. Certain courses are available by distance education (correspondence) and they are marked by an (*) in the program outline. The courses must be completed within the time frame shown in the program outline. Depending on the number of courses students complete by correspondence, they may be considered a part-time student which may impact their financial loan status. As some of the content is delivered in an online environment, students will be required to have a personal computer with Internet access.
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Student Services
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

At least 60% in the following courses or their equivalents:


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,660.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,450.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees N/A Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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