Distance Education Diploma Programs

Administrative Medical Computer

One of the fastest growing careers, Medical Assisting jobs are projected to grow 29% from 2012-2022.

Average Salary $36,265

Training time: 52 weeks

Start a career in Administrative Medical Computer

We know the baby boomers are getting older, and it is common knowledge that this large group of individuals will put a strain on the Canadian Healthcare system, but did you know that more than 63,000 people will be required to fill medical administrative positions during 2009-2018? 

A Medical Office Assistant performs administrative functions for physicians and/or medical organizations such as physician offices, hospitals, clinics, medical government offices or medical supply companies. Medical Assistants may create and update patients’ medical electronic health records, liaise with patients and third party representatives on accounts, verify payments and complete insurance forms, prepare correspondence between medical providers, and most importantly provide quality customer care to patients.

You will expect to enjoy an exciting, diverse career which is both challenging and rewarding. You’ll feel proud when doctors turn to you to keep things running smoothly by booking appointments, helping patients and keeping things on track.

Choose the Administrative Medical Computer program where you receive training and Industry Certification that PROVES you have what it takes.

What You Need to Get There

Employers Recognize Industry Certification. Stay ahead of your competitors! Get job ready and become industry-certified by obtaining the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) and the Microsoft Word Specialist Certification.

Administrative Medical Computer

Administrative Medical Computer Diploma Program

Includes all of these courses:

Discovering the Internet Course
Discovering Computers 2014 Course
Medical Terminology Course
Medical Administration Course
Microsoft Word 2013 Course
Microsoft Access 2013 Course
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Course
Microsoft Windows 8 Course
Microsoft Excel 2013 Course
OH&S Course
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MDE Provides Flexible Training and Quick Online Courses that Lead to Real Jobs

If your aim is to work in any of these fields, then THIS program is for you:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Hospital Ward/Unit Clerk
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Support Staff
  • Patient Representative

Detailed Content

MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.

Discovering Computers 2014

As technology continues to advance, computers are a part of everyday life.  This makes computer knowledge vital to success in today's world. 

To properly make full use of your computer, you will learn about the hardware needed, the best software to use, and how to navigate the Internet.  You also will discover how to input information and get information (or output) from your computer!

Learn the history of computers and the Internet to see just how far technology has advanced!

Discovering the Internet

This course is an introduction to using the Internet and the World Wide Web.  Learn to find information, communicate with others and conduct business.  Explore a wide range of topics such as; connecting to the Internet, navigating a Web page, online communications, and protecting your computer from viruses.

Email is one of the most popular features of the Internet. Explore elements of an email, email etiquette, learn how to review an incoming email and to compose and send an email.

Once you have mastered the basics, you will then learn to get more out of the Internet. Learn to shop online, manage your personal finances, research topics, play online games, and find information on news, sports and weather!

Medical Administration

The medical environment is an ever-changing and dynamic field.  Working in the medical office industry requires medical knowledge, organizational and business skills.

Learn about greeting patients, booking appointments, writing correspondence, communicating with physicians and patients, updating charts and medical records, maintaining medical supply inventory, banking and payroll, as well as filing, photocopying, and faxing. You will learn the skills needed to complete these tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  You will also explore issues of confidentiality, drug handling and prescription medicines.

This course includes computer competency exercises using Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS), a generic computerized program that includes participating in simulations. You will also gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills" employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Medical Terminology

To be a successful in a medical environment you need to understand the language of medicine.

Learn the importance of pronunciation and spelling of medical terms. Understanding new words can be easier than it seems. Many medical terms are made up of interchangeable word parts.  You will learn to breakdown complex terms into word parts, once you master the word parts it will make it easier to understand the meaning of the full term.

Explore the basics of diagnostic and examination procedures. A foundation in laboratory tests, imaging techniques and pharmacology is also included.

Microsoft Access 2013

Microsoft Access is a powerful database software, enabling you to create, query, and maintain databases. Organizations and individuals benefit from storing data in a database and using Access to manage the database. One of the major advantages is the capability to easily find the answers to questions and queries.

You will learn to enter, sort, or delete data or use special features to design and use custom forms and professional looking reports.

Microsoft Excel 2013

Learn Excel by creating and formatting a workbook; working with formulas and functions; creating charts, tables, and PivotTables; managing multiple workbooks; and developing an Excel application.

Excel spreadsheets create an efficient environment for manipulating and analyzing data. Spreadsheets are especially useful for inventory, accounting, client lists or other business needs.  You will learn to record and organize data in spreadsheet form, and then manipulate and analyze that data using functions, charts and graphs.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

You will learn to create well-designed presentations using slides layouts, placeholders, themes, transitions, and animations.

PowerPoint has extensive and easy to use formatting and editing features, which enables you to organize information into powerful presentations. You can also use PowerPoint to create transparencies, paper printouts, slides, and handouts to aid you with your presentation.

You will learn to make slides that contain text, images, clip art, movies, audio, graphs, and tables.

Microsoft Windows 8

Expand your understanding of Windows 8 through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead.

Windows 8 introduces a brand new way of interacting with computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  The new interface, which includes tiles, charms, and apps, will revolutionize how people work.

This course will teach the new interface and approach in a way that is easy to learn; exposing you to real-world examples and procedures preparing you to be a skilled operating system user upon completion.

Windows 8 can be customized to fit your individual needs. You will learn skills to use in your personal and professional life such as; to customize desktops, to install hardware and software, to manage folders, to perform advanced searches, to create a document, to save pictures, and to play a music file.

Microsoft Word 2013

This course covers Word 2013 and teaches via step by step video tutorials. You will learn to create, edit and format documents; creating MLA-style research papers; working with tables; using advanced page layout techniques; working with graphics; performing a mail merge; and collaborating with others.

Explore concepts such as changing document settings, creating letterhead, editing and formatting tables. You‘ll learn to create, review, and publish important documents; sharing them in print, through e-mail, and on the web.


No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.

This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.

Lessons You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Digital Literacy Introducing a World of Technology
Lesson 2: The Internet; Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating
Lesson 3: Computers and Mobile Devices; Evaluating the Possibilities
Lesson 4: Programs and Apps; Using Software at Work, School, and Home
Lesson 5: Digital Safety and Security; Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses
Lesson 6: Inside Computers and Mobile Devices; Exploring the Components
Lesson 7: Input and Output; Examining Popular Devices
Lesson 8: Digital Storage; Preserving on Media and in the Cloud
Lesson 9: Operating Systems; Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources
Lesson 1: Into the Internet
Lesson 2: Browsing the Web
Lesson 3: Searching the Web
Lesson 4: Communicating Online
Lesson 5: Getting More Out of the Internet
Lesson 1: A Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Lesson 2: The Health Care Environment
Lesson 3: Medicolegal and Ethical Responsibilities
Lesson 4: The Art of Communication
Lesson 5: The Receptionist and Medical Office Environment
Lesson 6: Telephone Procedures
Lesson 7: Appointments
Lesson 8: Filing Procedures
Lesson 9: Medical Records
Lesson 10: Drug and Prescription Records
Lesson 11: Written Correspondence
Lesson 12: Processing Mail and Telecommunications
Lesson 13: Fees, Credit and Collections
Lesson 14: Banking
Lesson 15: Bookkeeping
Lesson 16: Health Insurance and Systems
Lesson 17: Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
Lesson 18: Office Managerial Responsibilities
Lesson 19: Financial Management of the Medical Practice
Lesson 20: Seeking a Position as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Lesson 21: Summary and Future Health Care Trends
Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology
Lesson 2: The Human Body in Health and Disease
Lesson 3: The Skeletal System
Lesson 4: The Muscular System
Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System
Lesson 6: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Lesson 7: The Respiratory System
Lesson 8: The Digestive System
Lesson 9: The Urinary System
Lesson 10: The Nervous System
Lesson 11: Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears
Lesson 12: The Integumentary System
Lesson 13: The Endocrine System
Lesson 14: The Reproductive System
Lesson 15: Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology
Lesson 16: Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review
Lesson 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction
Lesson 2: Querying a Database
Lesson 3: Maintaining a Database
Lesson 4: Creating Reports and Forms
Lesson 5: Multiple-Table Forms
Lesson 6: Advanced Report Techniques
Lesson 7: Advanced Form Techniques
Lesson 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart
Lesson 2: Formulas, Functions and Formatting
Lesson 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis
Lesson 4: Financial Functions, Data Tables, and Amortization Schedules
Lesson 5: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
Lesson 6: Creating, Sorting, and Querying a Table
Lesson 7: Creating Templates, Importing Data, and Working with SmartArt, Images, and Screen Shots
Lesson 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures
Lesson 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt
Lesson 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation
Lesson 4: Creating and Formatting Information Graphics
Lesson 5: Collaborating on and Delivering a Presentation
Lesson 6: Navigating Presentations Using Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Lesson 7: Creating a Self-Running Presentation Containing Animation
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Windows 8
Lesson 2: File and Folder Management
Lesson 3: Personalizing Windows
Lesson 4: Connecting to the Internet
Lesson 5: Working with the Windows Desktop
Lesson 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures
Lesson 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources
Lesson 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table
Lesson 4: Creating a Document with a Title Page, Lists, Tables and a Watermark
Lesson 5: Using a Template to Create a Resume and Sharing a Finished Document
Lesson 6: Generating Form Letters, Mailing Labels, and a Directory
Lesson 7: Creating a Newsletter with a Pull-Quote and Graphics
Lesson 1: Glossary & Introduction
Lesson 2: The Department, The Division, and The Act
Lesson 3: Employer, Employees, and Safety Officers: Roles and Responsibilities
Lesson 4: OH&S Responsibilities for Organizations
Lesson 5: Workers’ Rights – The 4 R’s
Lesson 6: Information Regarding OH&S Legislation in Other Provinces


Certification exams for this program include:

What You Get

You receive all of this and more with your education

What's Included

What You Can Expect

  • Microsoft Specialist Certification Exam Vouchers
  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into context
  • Simulation tutorials
  • Unlimited Support