Provide vital office support to health care professionals
Sheridan’s two-year (16 months) Office Administration–Medical diploma program equips you with the skills you need to work productively in a busy health care office or setting. Your training will cover a broad range of topics including:
- Medical office procedures
- Medical terminology, anatomy and medicine
- Medical e-billing and scheduling
- Medical transcription and techniques
- Employment preparation and supervisory management
During your first year, you'll receive foundational training in office software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and general office skills. In your second year of medical administration coursework, you'll learn to use specialized medical software, OHIP billing, electronic calendaring and scheduling, and communication software applications.
By the time you graduate from the Medical Office Administration program, you'll be able to:
- Provide specialized administrative support to medical professionals
- Produce accurate medical documents using a variety of specialized medical software applications
- Record OHIP billing information electronically
- Conduct research on the Internet
- Apply scheduling and task coordination skills
- Demonstrate essential interpersonal skills
- Develop customer service skills through simulated patient encounters
- Display excellent written and oral communication skills
Field Placement Opportunity
During Term 4 of your medical administration program, you'll have an option to participate in either a Medical Simulation course or Field Placement (two days per week) course. Either option prepares you for entry-level administrative support in a medical office or setting. This is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience and to evaluate different career paths
Enhanced Learning Through Mobile Computing
Sheridan’s advanced mobile computing teaching environment gives you 24/7 access to the course materials and software applications used in class. Using your personal laptop computer, you can perform class activities, complete assignments, and e-communicate with your professors and classmates. Mobile computing gives you freedom and flexibility that lead to greater learning.
The Medical Office Administration program is located at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.