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Medical Support Services

As a specialized medical administrative assistant, you’ll become part of an industry that is constantly growing, and where each day presents different challenges. The Medical Support Services program trains you to work as a medical secretary, health unit coordinator, or administrative professional in private health care facilities. You will take courses in areas such as keyboarding, professionalism, transcription, medical office billing, document management, and pharmacological terms and references. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter the health care sector in various capacities with a variety of responsibilities.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level.
  • Résumé 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: A keyboarding course with over 25 net wpm would be an asset. A Criminal Records Check is commonly required by employers in the field.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Private physicians’ and dental offices
  • Medical, dental and veterinary clinics
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Government health and social service departments
  • 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

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.


Open Academic Studies program

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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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Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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