Medical Office Administration

A solid foundation in the technology, terminology, professional ethics and office practices required to work with a healthcare team.

Start Date:
1 Year
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2017 Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Kingstec Campus • Kentville • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Truro Campus • Truro • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Working in a medical environment, you are a vital part of the healthcare team, providing compassionate and professional service to patients, visitors and healthcare providers in a health and medical setting, including various hospital departments and medical offices.

This program prepares you for the healthcare sector by giving you a solid foundation in computer technology, medical terminology, professional ethics, confidentiality and standard office practices such as billing in a medical office, preparing medical correspondence, registering and scheduling patients and managing health records.

i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

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    Favourite"My instructors have been 100% supportive and encouraging all though the program."
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    Cool Activity"The work term, where we got to apply all of the skills we learned in the classroom."
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    Highlight"I learned many different things in my program such as formatting documents, filing, medical terminology, how to be a professional, and how to interact with patients, doctors, and staff in general."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • You get the skills employers need. We work closely with the medical community to ensure our programs provide our graduates with skills that are relevant and in demand.
  • Learn from instructors who bring industry experience to the classroom and share their knowledge in a supportive environment.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates are qualified to accept entry-level positions in many medical settings, including hospital departments (laboratory, health records, diagnostic imaging, etc.), doctors' offices, specialists' offices, health boards, insurance companies and government departments. Opportunities exist in allied health care facilities such as chiropractics, osteopathy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, mental health and counselling services. Community clinics, public health, Victorian Order of Nurses, dental and optometry practices and long term care facilities, also employ graduates of this program.

Other Info

  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition.
  • Through NSCC's Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) process, you may be able to earn credits for your past work experience, education and volunteer activities. Check with your campus for more details.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1205   Communications - Workplace Foundations
COMM 2215   Communications - Workplace Applications
COMP 1115   Document Processing I - Medical Office
COMP 2110   Spreadsheets I
COMP 2215   Document Processing II - Medical Office
MGMT 1010   Organizational Behaviour
MOAS 1018   Medical Office Procedures
MOAS 2009   Electronic Medical Office Systems
MOAS 2018   Medical Office Transcription
MOAS 2020   Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology I
MOAS 2995   Work Experience
MOAS 3020   Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level C
The Five W’s of Research - Part A
The Five W’s of Research - Part B

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