Medical Office Administrator w/ Ward Clerk Specialist

Medical Office Administrator w/ Ward Clerk Specialist

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Arnprior Campus
Ottawa Campus
On Campus
Program Length:
52 weeks
Diploma Issued:

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

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

Admission Requirements:
Canadian High School diploma or equivalent. Willis College Admission’s Team uses the Wonderlic assessment tool.

For Mature Students:
If you don’t have a High School Diploma, we have admissions options specifically for you depending on which province you are in enrolling. Please contact us to see how our Admissions Team can help you achieve your new career.

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
When I first started at Willis I was a shy, self-conscious girl… but Willis changed all that! My time at Willis was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly self-rewarding. The PSW program was amazing. I learned so much. All of the staff are absolutely awesome; they looked at you as a person and not just a number filling up a seat. Rachel Goyer Personal Support Worker

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