Office Administration - Health Services - 335
Program is well recognized by local and extended community of hospitals and medical offices.
- Common semester 1 and 2 with Office Administration - General (380)
- Complete our highly respected Medical Terminology 1 and 2 courses.
What you'll learn
Provide administrative support to any health office/unit.
Discover the challenge of a private medical practice including Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Become skilled in specialized areas of medical transcription and Ministry of Health OHIP billing.
Attend presentations from McMaster Department of Surgery.
Attend the annual resume fair by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Office Administration - Health Services has an active program advisory committee that meets to ensure the program is current.
View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.
2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
Tuition and Fees
2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,185.06||$2,066.09|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,251.15|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees
Program Compulsory Fees
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$8,545.00||$8,470.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$17,015.00|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
How you'll gain skills
- Complete Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) billing using Ontario Medical Associations (OMA) Schedule of Benefits in a lecture and lab setting.
- Opportunities to experience a two-week, unpaid field placement in the health services sector (Eligibility requirements determined in semester 4).
Visit the Office Administration Student Work Experience Partnership page for information on the field placement opportunities for this program!
Mandatory Preplacement health and safety requirements must be completed by students prior to the field placement in semester four. The Program Coordinator will provide instruction upon completion of the second semester. Please note there may be additional expenses for the Hepatitis B and the 2-step TB test. While First Aid, CPR, and a level one police background check are not mandatory, they are recommended at any point in the program.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Business/Ward/Unit Clerk
- Patient Registration Clerk
- Ministry of Health Billing Clerk
- Administrative Assistant
- Medical Secretary
- Medical Transcriptionist
Where you could work includes
- Doctors/Specialists in Private Practice
- Laboratories and X-ray Clinics
- Hospital Units and Departments
- Community Agencies
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- General Arts and Science Certificate (College Transfer)
- Office Administration - General (Enter Semester 3)
- General Arts and Science Diploma (University Transfer)
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts, Communication Studies
Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business
Davenport University - Bachelor of Science, Health Services Administration
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
Quickbooks 2019 (desktop version) and the corresponding textbook are required for this program. Many software programs required for this program will need to be accessed via Mohawk Apps. Details about specific software needs will be shared at the beginning of each course.
The Office Administration programs recommend the "Good Specifications" as listed on the Student Tech Support Hardware Specifications page.
Note: We do not recommend using a Mac as the software required in this program is not compatible with their operating system.
Contact Judi Joslin for 1st year or Wendy Fisher for 2nd Year
Domestic Canadian Students
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Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541