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Office Administration - Health Services

Available: Summer, Fall, Winter

Program Description

This program provides you with relevant administrative and high-level technological skills to meet the demands of the current and emerging health care system.

As a student in this program, you will master in three semesters the skills and knowledge traditionally offered in a four-semester program. The three semesters are delivered over twelve consecutive months. In the first semester you'll acquire a solid foundation of business office procedures and intermediate-level computer skills.

The final two semesters focus on Medical Office Administration with advanced-level technological skills. You will graduate with a solid knowledge of medical terminology and its construction and a general background in anatomy and physiology. You'll be familiar with procedures required to operate a medical office and are skilled in transcription of a wide range of medical data. You will use your well-developed literacy skills in every course as you interpret detailed instructions, both verbal and written, and prepare a variety of documents, letters and reports. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation. Workplace simulations assist you in transferring the learned skills and knowledge to the work environment. Computer skills and business office practices are also readily transferable to other academic and career paths.

Finally, you'll complete the program and access the job market at non-traditional times.

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Starting in September 2019, this program will be located at Seneca@York Campus.



3 Semesters Accelerated

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

Focus your career on health care with a twelve month diploma in the Office Administration – Health Services program. You'll find employment opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies, diagnostic clinics, laboratories, research and doctors’ offices, as an administrative health professional, medical transcriptionist or a medical unit clerk.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


Although not required for admission, one of the following Grade 12 Mathematics is recommended for your success in the program:

  • MCT4C (Mathematics for College Technology)
  • MAP4C (Foundations for College Mathematics).

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Nancy Elder 416.491.5050 ext. 26526

Program Chair

Wanda Forsythe 416.491.5050 ext. 22745

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network