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Tuition fee CA$30,663 per program

The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$28,971), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change.

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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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

More information

senecacollege.ca/..grams/fulltime/MES.html 

Overview

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.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Written communication
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Transcription
  • Organization and time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Scheduling and task coordination in a healthcare setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specialized medical software

Field Placement

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Apply Now! May 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 6, 2024
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025
Apply Now! May 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 6, 2024
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025