Program Description

Learn the intricacies of becoming a Medical Clerk!

Central to the smooth function of a medical institution, including doctors’ offices, health clinics and other health care organizations, Medical Clerks are good communicators, have a high attention to detail and are excellent typists.

Learn the basics of common medical conditions, communicating effectively in a medical setting, proper medical terminology, including spelling and pronunciation, and gain an understanding of medical tests and surgical procedures.

Led by instructors with industry expertise, courses in this program are offered in a flexible, part-time, online and interactive format that may include face-to-face live video conferencing, allowing you to learn in an engaging environment, without interrupting your current employment.

Continuing Education students usually complete this program in sixteen to thirty months.

Courses in this program cost approximately $400 each. Textbooks are extra.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

We recommend:

  • Grade 12 English comprehension, reading and writing, or equivalency.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience in the health care setting.
  • Medical Keyboarding (KEYB10005).

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Understand the language and terminology of a health-care setting and gain proficiency in medical terminology pronunciation.
  • Understand common medical conditions and medical tests.
  • Develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration and the major drug groups affecting various body systems.
  • Develop knowledge of common surgical procedures to educate patients about appropriate pre-and post-surgery requirements.
  • Communication skills will be enhanced with an emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication.


Academic Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

  • Medical Clerk
  • Ward, unit, or floor secretary/assistant
  • Administrative assistant

Industries of Employment

  • Doctors' offices
  • Health clinics
  • Health care organizations

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Completion Requirement

7 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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