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Diploma in Office Administration in Health Service Durham College - Whitby Campus Durham College - Whitby Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Jan 2024, May 2023, Sep 2023, Sep 2024

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 16247

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

Health offices are increasingly complex, driven by technology and requiring strong administrators at the helm. As a student in this program, you will learn medical terminology and have a general understanding of anatomy and physiology. You will understand procedures required to operate a medical office and will be able to transcribe a wide range of medical data. You will understand the latest hospital information systems and know how to use them. You will learn from professionals who are current in their field and will have the opportunity to enhance your resumé with real-life work experience.

Classes in this program are offered in a compressed format on three consecutive days each week.

This program is designed to develop the skills required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical environments. You will gain a practical understanding and knowledge on topics including:

  • A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Medical billing
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical office procedures
  • Medical terminology and transcription
  • Electronic medical record software
  • Patient management

With the medical field constantly changing and computers bringing new concepts and approaches to office procedures, you will receive training in computerized medical records systems, computerized Ontario Health Insurance Plan billing systems and other office equipment technology applications. This program will help you become a skilled and specialized professional that is comfortable with the latest technology and able to compete effectively in the workplace.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 7

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53 - With no score less than - 49
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100 Waived

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11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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