Medical Clerk - 991
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.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Grade 12 English comprehension, reading and writing, or equivalency
- Basic computer skills
- Experience in the health care setting is always an asset
- Medical Keyboarding (KEYB10005) is recommended
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 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 contact Continuing Education - Business.
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
NOTE: Medical Terminology II – Pronunciation is not equivalent to Medical Terminology 2 – OADMOA324
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||COMM10021||Working And Communicating In A Medical Setting||36.00|
|Register||HSCI10002||Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals||45.00|
|Register||HSCI10024||Pharmacology for the Medical Office||45.00|
|Register||HSCI10025||Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff||36.00|
|Register||HSCI10026||Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff||36.00|
|Register||OADMOA323||Medical Terminology 1||42.00|
|Register||OADMOA324||Medical Terminology 2||36.00|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Approximately 16 to 30 months|
~$400 per course + textbooks
|Intakes||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|Application Process||Students can register without applying, see Admission & Registration tab|
Medical Terminology 1 must be taken before Medical Terminology 2. The remaining courses may be taken in any order.
|Course Code||Course Name||
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|OADMOA323||Medical Terminology 1||MyCanvas||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|OADMOA324||Medical Terminology 2||MyCanvas||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|HSCI10002||Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|HSCI10024||Pharmacology for the Medical Office||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|HSCI10025||Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|HSCI10026||Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|COMM10021||Working And Communicating in A Medical Setting||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
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On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.
Courses in this program are delivered through both MyCanvas, Mohawk's Learning Management System, and OntarioLearn. Reference the Continuing Education catalogue or the Course Schedule tab to determine course delivery.
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.
Visit www.ontariolearn.com to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.
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Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience! You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.
Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.
Visit the MyCanvas Course page for registration information and a step-by-step guide to get started. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.
Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.
Visit Exams for Online Courses for everything you need to know about booking and writing your online learning exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Students will understand the language and terminology of a health-care setting and gain proficiency in medical terminology pronunciation.
- Students will understand common medical conditions and medical test.
- Students will develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration and the major drug groups affecting various body systems.
- Students will 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.
Industries of Employment
With the skills and knowledge you will receive in these courses, you will be eligible to work in:
- Doctors' offices
- Health clinics
- Health care organizations
Medical clerks are also referred to as ward, unit, or floor secretaries, assistants, or administrative assistants.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: www.jobbank.gc.ca/home