Medical Office Studies

Program: MOST
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 168 Hours
Effective: Fall 2019
Location: Barrie


This program introduces students to the responsibilities of supporting medical professionals in health-related offices. The positions may include supporting medical practitioners to keep the office operating effectively, or working in the many offices ordepartments of hospitals or other health care facilities. Students can expect to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for an entry level position in a variety of medical office settings including Doctors offices, Medical Clinics and similar positions. The courses can be completed by attending college classes in the evenings or during theday. Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculumremains current and relevant.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment in the health care field including medical practitioners’ offices, long term care facilities, hospitals and other areas of the health sector.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. assess, establish, organize, process, maintain and respond to electronic and paper communications/records to facilitate the flow of information as well as apply a variety of mathematical and estimating techniques accurately for general businessdocumentation;
  2. prepare accurate financial and billing records for the medical environment within a specific time frame by compiling information and using appropriate software;
  3. use business computer applications such as word processing, desktop publishing/graphics, spreadsheets, database, presentations, groupware, E-mail, and internet;
  4. use medical terminology and apply transcription, and language skills to produce accurate medical correspondence and reports by a specific deadline, usingcomputer technology.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

2 Program Courses
2 Program Option Courses

Graduation Eligibility

The passing weighted average to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
OFAD 1006 Introduction to Medical Terminology 42
OFAD 2005 Medical Office Procedures 42
Program Option Courses  
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. 84
 Total Hours168
Program options may include:
COMP 1012Introduction to Business Documentation
COMP 1048Introduction to Keyboarding
OFAD 1003Multi-Media Language Processing
OFAD 2014Bookkeeping for the Office Professional

Graduation Window 

Students registered in part-time studies programs must maintain continuous registration in order to complete the program according to the curriculum in place at the time they were admitted. Students who do not remain continuously registered must be readmitted to the program and follow the new curriculum.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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