1 Academic years  |  34 Weeks  |  680 Total Hrs  480 Theory Hrs  |  200 Hrs Field Placement

Program Summary

Unit Clerk & Medical Office Administration

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.

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Career Opportunities

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.

This field has a wide career opportunity in multiple clinical setups. You can work as front desk manager at any of the hospitals, medical or dental clinics, veterinary clinic, medical supply companies or any insurance company that is dealing with medical insurance.   

Why Chose Unit Clerk & Medical Office Administration program

A unit clerk and Medical office Administrator is suppose to work with health care-related software and applications used to schedule patient appointments, prepare reports, invoices, financial statements and medical records. Students will be trained to provide such facilities to the healthcare environment.  All the administrative duties will be conducted throughout the course to assure the students are well trained before they graduate.

Admission
Requirement

Standard Admission:

  • Optimum age requirement is 18 years or older.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test) minimum score required (310) on verbal skills exam, or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriver College Administration
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Mature Admission:

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
  • Have been out of school for two years.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test), or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriverCollege Administratio
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts. All students must have 3 -6 months previous experience in the hospitality industry.

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Latest updates

March 15, 2020 update – Bay River College Calgary Campus.