Medical Office Administrator w/ Ward Clerk Specialist Arnprior Campus | Ottawa Campus |

Medical Office Administrator w/ Ward Clerk Specialist Arnprior Campus | Ottawa Campus |

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Become A Medical Office Administrator With A Ward Clerk Specialty

Willis College’s 52-week Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist diploma program provides you with a broad foundation of the professional medical environment. This foundation helps students develop proficiencies appropriate for a wide range of healthcare careers, including hospital administration and medical office administration. With hands-on hospital administration, medical administration, medical office assistant, and medical billing courses in Ottawa and Arnprior, this Medical Office Assistant program is perfect if you want to fast-track yourself to a job in healthcare.

Medical and hospital administration skills training

Willis College is one of the only institutions where you will earn a Ward Clerk Specialist in the Medical Office Administrator diploma, which is needed to work in a hospital administration environment. The program has a strong focus on Healthcare Terminology, Medical Office Procedures, and Software, Health Office Billing & Transcription, Accounting Fundamentals, Records Management, as well as Microsoft Office applications used in today’s offices. Get hands-on skills in hospital administration, medical administration, and medical billing fast with Willis College’s Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist program.

Is this Medical Office Administration program right for you?

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who is caring, works well in a team atmosphere, and is passionate about helping others
  • A mature student who has previous job experience, and is looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare
  • Anyone interested in practical training through hospital administration, medical administration, medical office assistant, and medical billing courses

All of our programs are currently being delivered in a virtual classroom environment.

During this time of social distancing, we are available to help you with your career goals. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your education future. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions over the phone to help you start your career training this year!

Programs are either delivered 100% online or a combination of online and on-campus lab time. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will be returning to on-campus, in-class learning.

Total program length is 52 weeks
48 instructional weeks
Up to 4 weeks of breaks

Job Market

Medical Office Administration graduates can work in a variety of settings such as chiropractic offices, dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, medical clinics, and surgery clinics. The Medical Office Administration with Ward Clerk Specialty courses offered in this program make you job-ready the moment you graduate. Successful graduates of this program may pursue a variety of interesting positions, including:

  • Hospital Admitting Clerk Supervisor
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Hospital Information Clerk
  • General Office Support Worker
  • Medical Administrative Assistants
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical/Ward Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $22.00
High Wage ($/hr) – $29.23
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 1243
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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence


Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student, you can gain admittance by writing a free entrance assessment test. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

Are you looking to apply as an International Student?

Find out more about international student admissions requirements.

Program Outline

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Anatomy & Body Systems
  • Business Communications I - English Essentials I
  • Business Communications II - Written Communication I
  • Business Communications III - Oral Presentation I
  • Career Management
  • Clinical Pathology
  • CPR & First Aid, Level C certification
  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
  • Health Office Billing
  • Healthcare Office Procedures
  • Healthcare Office Transcripts
  • Healthcare Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Office Software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Windows & 0utlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pharmacology for Healthcare Office
  • Records Management & Scheduling
  • Strategic Web Design
  • Understanding Diagnostic & Laboratory Tests
My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College. Sharon Schwartz Willis College

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