Medical Office Assistant Program FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions about MaKami College’s 10-month blended Medical Office Assistant certificate program in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.

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Find answers to common questions about the Medical Office Assistant Program in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta at MaKami College. Click on each question below to get more information about this medical administration program, requirements, how long the program will take, and more.

Medical Office Assistant Program Overview

The Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program is designed to be completed in 10 months, or 900 hours. That means you could be working in a medical administration job in under a year!

MaKami’s 10-month blended program is offered in a case study format, which means from the moment you enroll, you will be placed as a medical assistant within a mock healthcare setting. You’ll have imaginary managers, coworkers, tasks and assignments that will prepare you for today’s medical office environment. For more details see our Medical Office Assistant curriculum.

Yes it is! MaKami is recognized by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education as we are a public post-secondary institution and listed on the Government of Canada’s list of Designated Learning Institutions. We are also in good standing with NHP CanadaCRMTA, and the Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association.

Availability and Accessibility


The Medical Office Assistant program is offered in a blended format, with theory components offered online and in-class courses to provide you with the practical, hands-on training you will need to be successful in the workplace.

At the end of the program you will have real life work experience on your resume, ready to be used to find employment!

Eligibility and Admissions

What Are the Admissions Requirements to be eligible for the Medical Office Assistant Program?

Students under the standard admission for the Medical Office Assistant program must meet the following criteria:

Students must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be minimum 17 years of age

2. Successful interview with school administration

3. Alberta high school diploma/non-Alberta equivalent

Programs using Mature Admissions for the Medical Office Assistant program must meet the following criteria:

Programs using Mature Admissions must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Successful interview with school administration
  3. Successful completion of a Wonderlic Exam equal to grade 12 or above OR Successful completion of a post-secondary program in Canada

Medical Office Assistant Program Curriculum

What Medical Office Courses for Administrative Professionals are Included?

MaKami’s Medical Office Assistant program curriculum combines in-class and online medical administration courses with a case-study format where students will learn hands-on in real-life healthcare environments. The medical administration courses include a variety of classes to learn common administrative tasks found in medical environments, as well as medical terminology, healthcare fundamentals, medical office procedures and more. View our full Medical Office Assistant program curriculum for more details.

Interested in the Medical Office Assistant program at MaKami College?

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