Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

Continuing Education

Medical Office Assistant certificate

The Medical Office Assistant certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as medical office assistants in the medical field.

UFV also offers an Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate.

Entrance requirements

Note: Applicants are required to submit documentation for the requirements listed below. The first two should be sent to the Office of the Registrar; typing certification and criminal record check should be sent to Continuing Education.

  1. Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  2. Applicants must 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.

    Note: English 12 equivalent courses include English 12 First Peoples, English Literature 12, AP English, and IB English A (standard level or higher level).

  3. 30 net wpm minimum typing speed (attach copy of certification).
  4. Successful interview with instructor.
  5. Willingness to undergo a criminal record check.

Note 1: It is assumed that applicants will possess basic computer skills.

Note 2: A typing speed of 40 net wpm is required for graduation from this program.

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.

How to apply

Apply online at

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.

Student evaluation

Students will be evaluated on classroom participation, classroom assignments, study projects, and by examination.

Students must successfully complete the theory component with a grade average of 80% before being assigned a practicum placement. Successful completion of both theory and practicum must be achieved to obtain the certificate.

Attendance policy

A 90% attendance record must be achieved to successfully complete the course.

Fees and additional costs

Please see the Continuing Education webpage for current fee information.

Financial aid

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources. For more information contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at either the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. A variety of bursary applications are also available from the Financial Aid and Awards offices.

For more information

Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 6324, or

Current Students