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Medical Office Assistant Diploma Online

Complete your MOA course in less than 1 year!

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Expanding Job Market

A Medical Office Assistant career (also referred to as Medical Secretary/Healthcare Receptionist, Medical Biller, Hospital Office Administrator, or Hospital Records Administrator) offers a rewarding work environment and job stability. According to employment trends in Canada, jobs are expected to increase 8.4 percent through the year 2028.1

Career Outlook

Attractive Career Opportunities

A Medical Office Assistant (MOA) diploma from Bryan College can put you on the path to varied job opportunities2 in a rewarding field such as:

  • Medical Office Assistant – help keep the healthcare organization running smoothly and efficiently by coordinating operations
  • Hospital Records Administrator – manage patient health information and medical records, administer computer information systems, and collect and analyze patient data
  • Medical Secretary/Healthcare Receptionist – handle patient intake, insurance verification, and medical record creation
  • Medical Administrator in Hospitals – communicate and support patients, collect data from patients to assist in managing their accounts, and coordinate medical office activities

Diverse Employers

With hands-on training and the right preparation from a top school, you could find yourself working in a career you love. Graduates may find themselves working in a variety of settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory care settings
  • Hospices
  • Physicians offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Behavioral health settings
  • College and university health settings
  • Dental offices

Career & Job Search Services for Students & Grads

You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.


1Lightcast occupational overview data for Canada. Last visited on December 6, 2022.

2Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

Program Overview

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Gain the Skills & Knowledge Employers Need

Graduates complete the program job-ready with specialized skills employers need, including:

  • Medical office software applications and technologies such as Accuro
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical transcription
  • Body systems and disease
  • Medical emergencies
  • Medical administrative procedures and workflows
  • Medical records and insurance forms
  • Medical inventory management
  • Patient intake, scheduling, and coordination
  • Diagnostic and medical procedures
  • Medical billing including WSIB
  • Written and oral communications
  • Job preparation and career development

As a graduate of this program, you'll have the key technical and soft skills to ensure you are prepared for the job market. You can also complete this program fast - less than one year!

At Home Medical Practice Kit Included

moa kit

As a Bryan College online MOA student, you'll get the opportunity to demonstrate your skills using your Medical Practice Kit, which we ship to your home. The medical kit contains the following:

  • Stethoscope
  • Transcription Foot Pedal
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Transcription Headset

Graduate Success

“The Medical Office Administration program gave me the skills and confidence I needed to work in the field. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and always available for support. Attending Bryan College was the best decision to achieve my career goals.” Kelly DaPonte, Bryan College Graduate

“The Medical Office Administration program gave me the skills and confidence I needed to work in the field. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and always available for support. Attending Bryan College was the best decision to achieve my career goals.” Kelly DaPonte, MOA Graduate

Course Descriptions

MOA-101 Accounting Applications—100 clock hours

This course introduces students to basic bookkeeping and accounting principles as well as computerized accounting by applying Sage software. Students develop skills in setting up accounts, creating client and vendor records, recording income and expenses, tracking receivable and payables, creating payroll, issuing cheques, performing month to month and year end closings, and generating reports.

MOA-102—Introduction to Computers, Applications and Keyboarding—80 clock hours

This course provides students with a solid understanding of computer hardware and software components and introduces them to the windows-based operating system and related useful applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation packages, the internet and email. Students will operate computers independently, organize files and folders and produce professional looking documents. Students will learn to use the keyboard, proper finger positions and how to type without looking at the keyboard.

MOA-103— Medical Terminology, Body Systems and Disease—160 clock hours

This course provides students with basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and their associated disorders. Topics covered include recognition of various homeostatic imbalances, common diseases and disorders and an introduction to selected medical specialties such as pharmacology, oncology, radiology, and psychiatry.

MOA-105—Introduction to Medical Office Assisting—40 clock hours

Topics covered include the role and responsibilities of a Medical Office Assistant, professionalism, career opportunities, ethical and legal concepts, patient education and an overview of Medical Office Assistant management and responsibilities.

MOA-106—Administrative Skills and Procedures—120 clock hours

This course reinforces and builds on the concept of effective interpersonal and communication skills as students learn about reception, procedures, telephone inquiries, appointment scheduling, reports and documentation, files and medical records and medical billing. This course also introduces medical office management software systems and the role of computers in medical practice. Legal ethical issues surrounding information collection and retrieval are also reviewed. Students are also introduced to basic medical transcriptions.

MOA-110—Medical Emergencies and Job Search—40 clock hours

This course provide certification in Emergency First Aid and Basic Rescuer (level C) CPR. Courses are taught by WSIC authorized providers.

MOA-115—Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Problem Solving and Client Services—80 clock hours

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills for managing personal and work relationships, for gaining voluntary compliance and for managing conflicts with a multicultural society. This course also provides a solid review of English grammar, punctuation and sentence structure and includes various exercises to improve written communication.

MOA-120—Clinical Skills and Procedures—120 clock hours

This course covers the theory and practice of the clinical procedures that medical assistants commonly perform in a medical office. Topics include asepsis, infection control, patient assessment, vital signs, assisting with primary physical examinations, review of pharmacology and medications, assisting with specialty examinations and understanding diagnostic procedures.


For a full program summary, including course descriptions, tuition rates, and program highlights, please download:

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Attend from the Comfort of Home - 100% Online

At Bryan College, we believe that becoming job-ready demands a different approach to online education. That’s why we built a more innovative, interactive learning environment that is personalized to your needs. You’ll receive:

  • Live webcam interactions and classes with instructors and experts right from home
  • Collaborative networking with peers
  • Personalized learning with user-friendly, adaptive online format and tech support if needed
  • Performance reports to help you track your progress and stay on top
  • Timely, targeted coaching and tutoring to help you learn faster and retain more
  • Option to re-submit your homework to improve your grades

Why Bryan?

  1. Tuition Lock Guarantee. We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, which means it can never go up! Financial aid available if you qualify.
  2. Books, Courseware, and Certification Included (if applicable). We take care of shipping your textbooks and provide you easy access to electronic books and courseware. We also prepare you for national certification or licensing exams, if applicable based on the program.
  3. Focus on Employment. You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.
  4. Job Search Assistance. As a graduate, you’ll receive career search services, including job networking best practices, sharpening your interview skills, and creating an eye-catching resume.
  5. Learn by Doing. You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated or hands-on job tasks and using industry technologies.
  6. Return for Refresher Classes. As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.
  7. Accelerated Programs. You can get started – and finish – fast. We also pre-register you so there are no waiting lists.
  8. Faculty Who Put You First. Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.
  9. Career Kits Included With Program. Once you enroll, we provide you a career kit to ensure you’re ready to start school and get a jump-start with the tools to ensure your success.
  10. History of Excellence. We have a 83-year track record of preparing graduates for successful careers since 1940.

Employers Who Have Hired Bryan Grads

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Bryan College, prospective students must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete a Virtual Tour with an Admissions Representative
  • Fill Out & Sign Registration Documents
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Provide High School Diploma or GED (If Not Available, then Pass the Entrance Readiness Assessment Online)
  • Finalize a Financial Plan
  • Complete the Online Introductory Course - “Launchpad”
  • Attend Online Orientation
  • Complete a Police Check & Pre-Science Course (Massage program only)


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