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Interested in taking this program on a part-time basis? With online courses, it's possible to complete this program while still working full-time and fulfilling your other commitments. See our Medical Office Practices part-time program for more information.

Program description - September 2025

The demand for community-based healthcare services has never been higher. The Medical Office Practices Certificate program is ideal if you want to assume front-line roles in medical, dental, and wellness offices or clerical support roles in long-term care or the insurance industry.

You will gain a working knowledge of the medical terminology, computer technologies, and office practices vital to today's busy medical, dental, and wellness offices. Through hands-on application with industry Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software and simulated scenarios, you will practice a variety of medical and wellness office tasks such as patient scheduling, billing, and medical document production, as well as hone your professional verbal, written communication, and customer service skills.

Students who complete the Medical Office Practices certificate may apply to the second year of the Health Office Administration diploma with advanced standing. They may also apply for roles like administrative assistant, medical administrative assistant, health information management occupations, general office support worker, or data entry clerk.

Space in the second year of the Health Office Administration program may be limited; students who wish to complete the diploma are encouraged to apply directly to that program to ensure acceptance to the second year.



Students that successfully complete the Medical Office Practices (1308) certificate program are eligible to apply to level 3 of the Health Office Administration (1047) diploma program. Space in the Health Office Administration program is limited and transfer applicants are not guaranteed a seat in the program. Depending on the number of applications and the number of available seats, a ranking process may be used.

Program details

Code: 1308
Start: September 2025
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 1 year
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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Tuition & fees

Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2025 and later will be available Spring 2025.



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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2025 - Kitchener – Doon

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