About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

  • Specialized administrative training to support health care professionals in both community and hospital settings
  • Comprehensive study of anatomy and medical terminology
  • Use of simulated clinical management system for patient scheduling, electronic health records, and OHIP billing
  • Essential computer training and document development to accurately transcribe medical correspondence and reports
  • Medical office procedures and communication skills for effective patient relations
  • Practicum experience provides hands-on specialized training in the field

Career Opportunities

  • Medical office coordinator
  • Administrative assistant
  • Health records clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Registration clerk
  • Machine transcriptionist
  • Ward clerk


Our program has a practicum component. This partnership with the medical community will provide our students with an exciting opportunity to apply their developing skills in a practical office environment. The practicum (field placement) allows students to put into practice the curriculum they have learned in the classroom to the workplace setting. This is a great opportunity for our students and partners to work together and learn from each other.

Further Practicum information for both employers and students is available, including important forms, an explanation of when and what students are learning, and more.

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0463 - 2 Years NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.