|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||3 Semesters/ 12 Months, includes 1 field placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$29,242 per program
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$27,720), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$390 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
Note: Although not required for admission, completion of Grade 12 mathematics is recommended for your success in the program.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
This twelve-month diploma program gives you the opportunity to develop the specialized skills you need to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Through practical, hands-on training you will acquire a knowledge of computer skills and software, medical terminology, clinical and office procedures, specialized software and medical ethics.
In three consecutive semesters, you will acquire the skills and knowledge usually offered in a four-semester program. This will allow you to complete the program and access the job market at non-traditional times.
Fluency in English is critical to your success in the program and medical environment. There is a strong focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of the program to graduation.
Required Keyboarding Speed
You must have a keyboarding speed of 50 words per minute to graduate from this program.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Written communication
- Familiarity with medical terminology
- Organization and time management
- Scheduling and task coordination in a healthcare setting
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specialized medical software
There may be an opportunity for students who meet certain criteria to take part in an unpaid placement to obtain practical experience in a healthcare environment.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Medical office assistant
- Medical clinic assistant
- Medical receptionist
- Hospital unit clerk
- Ward clerk
Employment may be found in health-related settings like hospitals, family health centres, doctors’ offices, physio and occupational therapy clinics, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, long-term care facilities, and government health agencies.