Program Outline

Medical Assistant Training

This is a 12-week program that covers all aspects of medical office administration. The instruction occurs on site at our downtown Edmonton campus with a practicum component done at various medical and clinical settings. The cost of the 12 week medical assistant program is $5,400 this includes all materials and miscellaneous costs.

Our experienced instructors are aware of the latest developments within the industry, including technological, social, and economical advancements. The diploma gained from this program enables students to begin an exciting new career in the medical assistant field.


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Topics Covered

The topics will be covered through a combination of theoretical instruction along with work experience in clinical settings.


Some of the topics covered include:

  • Medical Phone Etiquette
  • Booking/Confirming Appointments Room and Patient Preparation for the Doctor
  • Billing; including Submission, Reconciliation, Printing Reports, and Third Party Billing
  • Worker’s Compensation Board Procedures
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Technology
  • Filing Systems
  • Mail Document Sorting and Detailing
  • Making Referral Appointments
  • Computer Software Programs and Applications (Billing Systems and Microsoft Programs)
  • Sanitation Procedures and Introduction to Instruments (Aseptic Technique)
  • Making Bank Deposits
  • Procedure for Phoning in Patient’s Prescriptions to Drug Stores
  • Medical Terminology
  • Discussing Job Interviews
  • Assistance in Surgery Room
  • Simple Dressing Change Procedures
  • Discussing Real-life Scenarios That Occur within the Medical Reception Field
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive Coverage
  • Typing Skills and Audio Dictation
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Dress Code
  • Requisitions
  • Scanning Test Results and other



We are not limited to the topics listed above.  The Medical Reception College places emphasis on the importance of practical training in addition to theory in the classroom.  There is a significant amount of role-playing to prepare students for any unexpected situations that can arise when working in the field.  The last few weeks of the program students work in doctor’s offices on a volunteer basis to further enhance the skills they have learned in the program.

  1. Elaboration on real-life situations and scenarios occurring in a wide variety of health care settings and occupations, based on first hand experience of the instructors.
  2. Discussions of new knowledge acquired from various seminars attended by the instructors.
  3. Discussions of information obtained during conferences,  for example many of the inside details and information regarding the doctor’s office and the employer’s expectations for their employees is received during these conferences throughout dinner conversations with various doctors and health professionals.  This opportunity to speak one-on-one with these health professionals allows our instructors to share details with our students to give them a realistic description for what is required of them and what their employers are looking for in hiring a new receptionist.
..Evaluation Methods
  1. Overall mark based on successful result on weekly quizzes and final exam (which occurs on the last day of classes).
  2. Required practicum hours completed with a satisfactory result.
  3. Participation and attendance in class.


Students who have completed all specified requirements, as well as fulfilling the practicum portion of the program will receive a diploma from the Medical Reception College. Upon receiving the diploma, students are able to pursue a career in the medical services profession with confidence.


The program duration spans 12 weeks, and is offered on a full-time basis, classes run full time Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm

Graduate With The Best!

Your diploma can provide you with greater access to job security and financial stability by potentially placing your name at the top of the list when applying for any available job opportunities as a certified medical assistant. Employers know that a diploma from The Medical Reception College is an asset to any clinic, hospital or medical office setting.

Once you complete the program you will receive your diploma and be registered in our national database certifying you to work as a certified medical assistant. Once you receive your diploma it is yours for life you will not need to take any additional courses to maintain its status.

At The Medical Reception College we have been helping students build their careers for over 10 years, as one of Canada’s premiere career-training providers in the field of medical assisting we offer solid market driven programs that focus on helping our students develop the skills that are in demand right now by the leading employers in the health care industry.

For over a decade we watched our graduates embark on careers rich in opportunity. From the quality of our instructors, course materials and resources, the main goal at The Medical Reception College will always be to provide our students with a superior education geared towards a successful and long term career.

Whether you’re just beginning your training, or looking for professional advancement through continued education. The Medical Reception College can help you get there fast. In a matter of weeks, you will complete a career-focused program that ensures you build a skill set to help you launch a meaningful career that can last a lifetime and give you instant respect and status among your friends and family.


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