What will I learn?

Play a key role in operational success - specialize in health services office administration.

The two-year Office Administration - Health Services Ontario College Diploma prepares you for a rewarding career in a variety of health services office environments.

Develop essential theoretical and applied skills for health services by engaging in extensive learning in a simulated office using an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system in a variety of specialties. Provide patient services through:

  • client file management
  • office management
  • billing
  • patient management
  • medical transcription and terminology
  • accounting practices, and
  • document production

You also have the opportunity to participate in a health services environment work placement allowing you to practice your skills.

Upon graduation, you may find employment as a medical assistant in various health services environments, such as:

  • physicians` offices
  • clinics
  • hospitals
  • residential care facilities, and
  • allied health professional offices

Graduates of the one-year Office Administration - General Ontario College Certificate program may choose to enroll in this program to specialize their education.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Semester 1: CAN $7,711.77; Semester 2, 3, 4: CAN $7,669.77; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $30,721.08 (Fall 2021)
Start date

Expected September 2022


Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry Requirements may vary from county to county.

Direct Entry to Second Year:
Students who have completed Algonquin`s Office Administration - General Ontario College Certificate program, or equivalent, will be admitted directly into second year. Interested applicants should contact the Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Office Studies Department.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
TOEFL – iBT: Total 80 (no score below 20)
Cambridge: 169
Pearson PTE: 53 – 57
CAEL: Overall band score of 60

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.


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