Medical Office Assistant

Program Overview

The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program will provide students with the knowledge and training to be successful in a medical office. Students will learn how to communicate accurately with medical professionals and patients. They will learn the skills to perform office duties at a medical office or clinic, such as medical billing, medical transcription, and medical office procedures.

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Program Start Dates

  • November 23, 2022 - Full Time Mon-Fri 9:00-2:00 - Surrey/Abbotsford
  • November 28, 2022 - Full Time Mon-Fri 9:00-2:00 - Surrey/Abbotsford
  • December 11, 2022 - Part Time Sat sun 9:00-5:00 - Surrey/Abbotsford
  • January 03, 2023 - Full Time Mon-Fri 9:00-2:00 - Surrey/Abbotsford

Want to work in a medical setting within 1 year? Learn the necessary skills required to communicate accurately with medical professionals and patients to perform office duties at a medical office.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the program can work in the following facilities:

  • Chiropractor’s office
  • Family Practice
  • Physiotherapist office
  • Walk–in Clinic
  • Private Surgical Center
  • Primary Healthcare Organization


Earn up to $31/hour

Program Admission Requirements

19 years of age or older, or Grade 12/ GED or equivalent; Successful completion of admissions interview and entrance language assessments test of the college.

Program Duration

Full Time: 500 hours/23 weeks / 5.3 months
Part Time: 500 hours/28 weeks / 6.5 months

Course Outline

Course # Title of Course/Work Experience Component # of Hours
COMP014 Computer Applications with Keyboarding 40
ADMN010 Customer Service and Communication 20
MEDI010 Medical Terminology 80
MEDI012 Medical Office Procedures 60
MEDI014 Medical Transcription 40
MEDI011 Pharmacology 40
MEDI016 Clinical Skills 40
MEDI018 Medical Billing 40
MEDI020 Electronic Medical Records 40
WORK005 Career Preparation 20
WORK032 Practicum OR Capstone Project 80
  TOTAL 500

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $ 4895 Domestic Students
2 Registration Fee $ 250
3 Text Books $ 795
Total $5940
1 Tuition Fee $ 7895 International Students
2 Registration Fee $ 250
3 Text Books $ 795
Total $8940

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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