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Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Our Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk program offers an integrated approach to healthcare administration, blending practical skills with foundational knowledge. This comprehensive program is designed for those aiming to excel in unit clerk and medical office assistant roles. In this program, you will: learn the basic concepts of medical terminology, including suffixes, prefixes, root words and combining forms learn the day-to-day operations of a medical office, including appointment scheduling, health and safety techniques, public relations and clinical skills understand how to organize the workplace efficiently, manage time effectively and maintain professional workflow systems master the skills required to manage patient records accurately, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with regulations gain expertise in standard office software as well as specialized healthcare management applications get acquainted with emerging technologies that facilitate patient care and enhance service delivery acquire the ability to handle billing processes, insurance claims and understand the financial aspects of medicine and healthcare services learn the legal aspects of handling health information, focusing on record security, confidentiality and authorized disclosure of patient information create a cover letter and resume, and practice effective communication and conflict management skills. When you graduate, you'll be ready for roles such as medical office assistant, secretary, and in-patient and out-patient unit clerk in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, doctor's offices, radiology clinics, and rehabilitation centers. If you are detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills and a passion for healthcare administration, this program is your key to entering the workforce as a professional in the healthcare administration field.

Office of the Registrar
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,552.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,950.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,583.00 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) Eligibility

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

Updated October 04, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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