Work in the heart of the fast-paced health care industry as a Medical Office Assistant with Vancouver Career College's diploma program. Students in the Medical Office Assistant program will learn all aspects of running a medical office from administrative to technical skills. Students learn the latest medical office best practices such as bookkeeping, computer skills, organizing medical records, transcribing medical information, operating specialized billing software, and preparing and administering basic medical tests. Other core curriculum focuses on medical terminologies, electronic health records, and clinical procedures. Medical Office Assistants are fully trained to answer basic patient questions about their conditions and medication. Supporting courses will help you develop interpersonal and customer relations skills and focus on career development and the job search. Students will also gain real world experience with a five-week practicum at the end of the program. Upon graduation, you will receive a Medical Office Assistant Diploma, a Standard First Aid Certificate and a CPR “C” Certificate. Graduates are trained to work in the following positions: Admitting Clerk, Emergency Room Admitting Clerk, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk or Medical Office Assistant.