|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,550 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,350), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) 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: A previous course in biology is recommended.
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 one of the English language proficiency tests below:
In this two-year diploma, students develop the medical base of knowledge, technical and administrative skills and professional communication expertise required to take on more progressive responsibilities in today’s increasingly complex and dynamic health care environment.
With a strong emphasis on problem-solving, hands-on application and critical thinking, the Health Office Administration program prepares graduates to confidently assume administrative positions integral to the success of health care organizations. Coursework in medical and dental office management, hospital unit administration, insurance practices, and medical transcription, coupled with current business computing applications, bookkeeping, and office management procedures ensure that graduates are in-demand in a wide variety of health care settings.
In addition to participating in health office simulations, students will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills in the fourth semester of this program in a seven-week (minimum 245 hours) unpaid work placement in a local health care organization.
Graduates of the Health Office Administration diploma who meet minimum GPA requirements will be eligible for advanced standing into the third year of Conestoga College’s Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science degree.
Graduates can expect to find employment in a variety of health facilities and organizations including hospitals, medical, dental, optometry and chiropractic offices, health clinics, community service agencies, and insurance companies.
Athabasca University offers graduates a block of 45 out of 90 credits towards a post-diploma degree in Health Administration which is completed through distance education.