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Medical Support Services

Are you looking for a career that lets you touch lives and really make a difference? Do you want to work in a professional and exciting environment—one that changes almost every day?

As a specialized medical administrative assistant, you’ll work in an industry that is constantly growing. The health care sector provides good jobs and offers lots of options in terms of places and ways to work.

Choose the area of interest that’s right for you: Medical Secretary, Health Unit Coordinator, or Medical Clerk.

Note: Other training options for this program are available through continuing education and customized learning plans developed in consultation with a Program Learning Manager.

Other  courses are offered on an ongoing basis via Distance Delivery.

Medical Secretary

As a medical secretary, you’ll play a key role in running a medically focused office. In this program, you’ll learn medical office procedures and become proficient in highly specialized medical terminology. You’ll also become a fast and accurate transcriptionist—a skill all medical offices demand. On the job training means you’ll have real-world experience to put on your resumé, so you’ll be ready to go to work right after graduation in any number of health care environments, including veterinary clinics.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Diploma, Medical Secretary
Minimum passing grade per course:
80%

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Private physician and dental offices
  • Medical, dental and veterinary clinics
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Government health and social service departments
  • DVA
  • Medical, dental, nursing, veterinary and other allied health training schools and colleges
  • Insurance companies
  • Publishers
  • Research foundations and institutes
  • Allied health organizations: Red Cross, AIDs, addiction services, ambulance services, and more

Health Unit Coordinator

Do you want a position that puts you right in the hospital or nursing home environment doing important work every day that impacts patient health? As a health unit coordinator, you’ll maintain patient chart records, process doctors’ orders, coordinate patient activities, and ensure effective communications across the health care team. On the job training will boost your skills and confidence.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Certificate, Health Unit Coordinator
Minimum passing grade per course:
80%

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Health institutions – hospitals and nursing homes

Medical Clerk

This program prepares you to play a front-line role in a health care environment as a clerk or receptionist. Along with general office duties such as scheduling and document processing, you will also have superior customer service skills. If you like all the fine details and enjoy talking to people, this job is for you.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Certificate, Medical Clerk
Minimum passing grade per course:
80%

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Medical Clinics and Family Physician offices
  • Dental offices
  • Clerk positions in health institutions

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 1243.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: An English grammar course and a keyboarding course with over 25 net wpm would be an asset. A Criminal Records Check is commonly required by employers in the field.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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If you have any questions concerning the Medical Support Services program, contact:

Degree Pathways

  • Athabasca University
    2 years credit toward a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies.

For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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