Health Office Administrative Support

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.

Start Date

September 2023

Program Length

Nine courses delivered over the fall, winter and spring semesters, Part-time


Fort Frances, Kenora, Sioux Lookout


Evenings and some weekends


Ontario College Certificate
Sault College

Admission Requirements

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.


Approximately $300 per course


Malcolm Daley (Fort Frances)
(807) 274-2796

Rachel Sitar (Kenora)
(807) 468-3096 x3230

Your Future Career

Employment settings include hospitals, physician’s offices or other healthcare facilities; insurance or health maintenance organizations. Graduates of the Health Office Administrative Support Certificate program are employed as health office personnel such as unit clerks, receptionists or office assistants.


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
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