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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 16.2 percent from 2024 through the year 2031.1

Career Outlook

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

Medical Office Assistant professionals have a range of opportunities for employment such as:

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

Career 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 a resume.


1Lightcast occupational overview data for Canada. Last visited on December 19, 2023.

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

Program Highlights

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Skills You'll Learn

As a student at Bryan College, you'll gain the following skills with a curriculum 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
  • Patient intake, scheduling, and coordination
  • Medical billing
  • Written and oral communications
  • Job preparation and career development

As a graduate of this program, you'll have 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

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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
  • Blood Pressure Cuff

Graduate Success

"The Bryan College 100% online Medical Office Assistant program was perfect for me. As a stay-at-home mom with a business, I needed a flexible program." Ashley, MOA Graduate

"I didn't know what to expect from a fully online program, but it exceeded my expectations, and I am really grateful for the opportunity."  Sami, Bryan College 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 receivables and payables, creating payroll, issuing cheques, performing month-to-month, 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 use of a 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, 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 reviewed. Students are also introduced to basic medical transcriptions.

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

This course provides certification in Emergency First Aid and Basic Rescuer (level C) CPR. Courses are taught by WSIC- authorized providers.
This course also helps students prepare for employment and conduct a successful campaign to find employment. Topics covered include preparation of a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter to use in a job search.

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

Managing effective customer service and employment relationships can result in situations of interpersonal difficulty or conflict. This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills for managing personal and work relationships, gaining voluntary compliance, and managing conflicts in a multicultural society. This course also provides a solid review of English grammar, punctuation, 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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Why Learn Online

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Flexible & Convenient

We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.

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Learn Faster & Retain More

We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.

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Live Classes & Academic Support

Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.

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Connect with Peers, Faculty & Industry Experts

At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.

How You Learn Online

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Live Classes on Zoom

Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later.

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Re-submit Homework for Mastery

Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.

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User-Friendly Learning Technology

You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.

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Share Your Interests

Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.

Benefits for You

Included in Tuition

As a Bryan College student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.

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    Credentials Focused on Employment

    You'll graduate with a credential and earn skills that match employers' needs.

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    Electronic Books & Courseware

    We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.

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    No Waiting Lists

    Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.

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    Refresher Classes

    As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.

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    Career Services

    Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.

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    Mentoring from Expert Faculty

    Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.

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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
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