The Advance Medical Office Assistant (AMOA) program equips students with the skills they will need to assist a physician in a greater capacity. This includes theory, advanced administration, staff leadership, patient support, and clinical support skills. This program is perfect for experienced MOAs who are seeking career advancement and an advanced skill set.
Successful completion at the post-secondary level of a Medical Office Assistant certificate program that includes a practicum and two years of current employment as a Medical Office Assistant; or
Three years of medical administrative experience, current employment in a medical office, and a letter of recommendation from their medical office employer.
Applicants must also meet the Entry-level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.
When to apply
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
Additional documents required for complete admission:
Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and, if accepted, will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied toward tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due by the end of the second week of classes.
Basis for admission decision
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
This certificate program is 150 hours, scheduled in part-time and full-time schedules. The program will be offered in a hybrid delivery format over a four month period and includes face-to-face and online study. Face-to-face classes will be scheduled during evening and weekend hours to accommodate working professionals.
This program is offered at the Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford.
Medical Terminology (MOA) Level 2
Anatomy and Physiology (MOA) Level 2
Pharmacology (MOA) Level 2
Chronic Disease Management
Clinical Procedures (MOA) Level 2
Patient History and Education
Communication and Patient Support
Leadership, Supervision, and Team-Based Care
Medical Billing (MOA) Level 2
Emerging Best Practices
Students whose GPA fall below 2.0 will be required to withdraw from the program.
All courses must be taken at UFV.
Students must successfully complete each course with 80% or higher to be eligible for graduation.
Maximum length of time to complete program
Students must complete the program within three years. Courses may be delivered online and face-to-face (classes are scheduled during the evenings and weekends) and in hybrid format.