Unit Clerk & Medical Office Administration

1 Academic Year | 34 weeks | 680 Total Hrs | 480 Hrs Theory | 200 Hrs Field Placement

Program Summary

Bay River College’s one-year Unit Clerk and Medical Office Administration diploma program is designed to provide students with essential business, medical and technical skills required to fulfill a fundamental role in many healthcare environments.

The Unit Clerk and Medical Office Administration program prepares students to work with the kind of healthcare management systems used throughout the industry to schedule patient appointments, prepare reports, invoices, financial statements and medical records. Students will learn how to complete insurance forms, submit billing to Alberta Health Services, process payments, interview patients, complete intake forms and many other administrative duties vital to the day-to-day operations of clinics, medical wards and other healthcare institutions.

Our comprehensive program places emphasis on understanding medical terminology, medical transcription and medical office procedures. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to research medical histories, explain treatment procedures and prepare patients for examinations.


Medical Office Administration diploma program students complete their education with 200 hours of practicum experience.


Graduates of the Unit Clerk and Medical Office Administration diploma program can look forward to a vast number of career opportunities in many healthcare-related fields, including at private medical clinics, community health care units, hospitals, nursing homes, veterinary clinics, midwifery clinics and medical supply companies.