The Medical Office Assistant with Health Unit Coordinator Diploma program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will achieve the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the medical industry.
Skill development is delivered in four areas:
- Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical office and clinical administrative procedures
- In-depth hospital administrative knowledge of nursing units, emergency response codes, infection control, and treatment procedures, including an understanding of mental disorders and treatments, workplace ethics, and processing medication, laboratory and doctors’ orders
- Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, bookkeeping, and personal and professional development
- On-site work experience through participation in a 160-hour Clinical Preceptorship at an approved healthcare facility