Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
You may also be interested in the In-Class option:
If the idea of assisting doctors, contributing to the health care system and working in today’s dynamic medical environments appeals to you, join the action by attending the Office Administration – Health Services program at Centennial College.
A well-run and efficient office within a medical practice, clinic or other health care setting is vital to the success of the practice and to the quality of health care it provides. As an Office Administration graduate in the health care sector, you'll be equipped with the organizational and clinical support skills to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care and service.
Faculty in the Office Administration – Health Services program are experienced individuals who guide you through industry-related training that will not only teach you specialized skills required to be part of a health care team but also core competencies transferable across all industries.
The Office Administration – Health Services program will help you develop essential health care support skills such as:
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy for health administration
- Medical transcription
- Medical office procedures
- Electronic health record management
- Computerized OHIP billing
- Diagnostic and lab procedures
A two-day-per-week work placement at some of Toronto’s prestigious hospitals and health care clinics will allow you to put those skills to use in real-life experiences before you graduate.
|Course Code||Course Title|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|OAGN-261||Integrated Software Applications|
|OAME-236||Medical Terminology 1|
|OAME-256||Anatomy for Health Administration|
|OAME-257||Medical Office Procedures|
|OAME-258||Medical Machine Transcription 1|
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
- Learning allows for opportunities to work on projects and to connect with experienced, knowledgeable faculty.
- You will master essential automated office systems such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
- Because Office Administration – Health Services faculty members have business world experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends, senior administrative health-care environments and related technology requirements, you will greatly expand your skills portfolio.
- You will advance your career opportunities by earning a diploma that reflects high standards of learning.
- Medical Office Assistant
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Medical Receptionist/Office Administrator
- Medical Office Manager
- Patient Care Coordinator
- Medical secretary
- Medical office administrator
- Clinic assistant
- Health office administrator
Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Office Administration – Health Services program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transfer credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing|
|Bachelor of Science in multiple majors|
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Health Services Administration (Completion Program)|
|Bachelor of Science - Medical Case Management (Completion Program)|
|Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours degree - multiple majors|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts|
|Ontario Tech University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|Honours Bachelor of Commerce|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|