About this program

Start Date

April 2024


Fort Frances


Sioux Lookout

Program Length

Programs delivered online from April until July


Evenings and some weekends


Ontario College Certificate

Sault College

About the program

This program is delivered online. Health office personnel require strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain an orderly flow of information. If you have an interest in health care and are excited at the notion of becoming fluent in the language of health and medicine, then you may be headed for a new career as a Health Office Administrative Support person. Graduates can expect to work as ward clerks, receptionists or office assistants in hospitals, physician’s offices, insurance or health maintenance organizations or other healthcare facilities.

Semester 1

CMM115 3 Communications I
HOA104 3 Processing Physicians Orders
HOA106 2 Medical Office Billing
HOA107 4 Health Office Fieldwork
HOA108 3 Health Office Keyboarding
HOA109 4 Health Office Foundations
HOA110 3 Understanding Pharmacology and Medical Tests
HOA111 3 Computers in the Health Office
MED111 3 Medical Terminology


Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C/ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.

If you require any of the above credits, contact SGEI’s Secondary School.

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition: approximately $300 per course

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Malcolm Daley

Fort Frances campus
(807) 274-2796

Rachel Sitar

Kenora campus
(807) 468-3096

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Health Office Administrative Support program graduates can expect to find work as health office personnel including unit clerks, receptionists or office assistants.

Where you might work

  • Hospital
  • Clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Dental office


I love the environment of SGEI; it gives people a chance to stay close to home and still [work] toward their career choice. It has been a blessing being able to learn more about my culture. It truly is the backbone of SGEI, and it definitely helps others open themselves up to going back to school or even trying something new.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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