1 Academic years | 34 Weeks | 680 Total Hrs | 480 Theory Hrs | 200 Hrs Field Placement
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.
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 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. A diploma holder can work as a front desk manager at any of the hospitals, medical or dental clinics, veterinary clinics, medical supply companies, or any insurance company that deals with medical insurance.
Why Choose Unit Clerk & Medical Office Administration program
Unit clerk and Medical Office Administrators are supposed to work with healthcare-related software and applications used to schedule patient appointments, prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, and medical records. Students of this program will be trained to provide such facilities to the healthcare environment. All the administrative duties will be conducted throughout the course to assure that the students get well trained before they graduate.