Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Program

Program Objective

With the aging population, the tremendous advancements in technology, and our demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. Throughout the North American healthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce and raise the skill level of that workforce. This program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will earn the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the medical industry.

Program Overview

  • Program Type:  Diploma program
  • Anticipated salary: C$ 55,981 – C$ 68,170
    (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration: 40 Weeks
  • Program Notes: Financial assistance are available to qualified students.
  • Program Category: Healthcare

Program Syllabus: Click to Download


Career Opportunities

  Physicians’ offices, clinics, and mental

healthcare and allied healthcare centers

  Walk-in care centers

  Ambulatory clinics

  Complementary and alternative medicine

clinics (e.g., chiropractic and acupuncture


  Long-term and extended care departments

  Medical research facilities

  Medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers

  Physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics

  Group homes and community living societies

  Fitness and wellness centers

Hospital admissions and E.R. departments (e.g., switchboard, information, and patient registration)

Ambulatory and outpatient departments

Laboratory and x-ray departments

Medical finance and administrative departments

Booking and O.R. bed booking

Health records departments

Admission Requirement

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent; OR
  • 18 years of age or older with successful completion of the Mature Student Admission Test, Wonderlic SLE with a minimum score of 18; AND
  • Completion of Wonderlic BST with a minimum score of 18; AND
  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements; AND
  • Good command of the English language – both written and verbal
  • Completion of standard registration form

Core Courses

Part A: Computer and Business Office Skills

  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Keyboard Skill Building Level 1 and 2
  • Microsoft Windows Level 1
  • Microsoft Word – Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1
  • Microsoft Access – Level 1
  • Microsoft Outlook – Level 1
  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
  • Strategies for Success
  • Job Search and Résumé Writing

Part B: Medical Administrative/Clinical

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Part 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology Part 2
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Introduction to Medical Transcription
  • Clinical Procedures

Part C: Work Experience

  • Placement

Becoming a Medical Office Assistant

Financial Aid

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Options for assistance that may be available to you include:

Please click here to see the detailed information on Financial aid.

Contact Us Today

Contact Academy of Learning College Mississauga Campus today for more information and find out if a career as an Immigration Consultant is right for you. With financial assistance options for everyone, there’s no reason to put it off any longer! If you know anyone who suits this program, please refer him/her to us then you can benefit from our Referral Program as well.

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