Become a Medical and Dental Office Management Professional

Medical & Dental Office Management learners feel fully prepared to move into any healthcare office setting

Professional Medical and Dental Office Administration Training Online or On Campus in as Little as 46 Weeks

To your friends and coworkers, you’re “the organized one” – hard-working, detail-oriented, and a team player. Combined with a friendly and positive attitude, these attributes make you the perfect candidate for a career in Medical Office Management.

At Discovery, we believe in learning by doing. The work of a Medical Office Manager is often varied, ranging from office correspondence and billing procedures to staff scheduling and patient interviews. Because of this, our programs train our learners in a wide variety of office management skills, in both independent and team environments.

Why Upskilling is Essential in Today’s Job Market

Like many Canadians, you may be concerned about the rising cost of living and the need to find ways to increase your income potential. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, training to obtain new qualifications could be a great solution.

Discovery Community College is dedicated to offering convenient, supportive, and affordable career training. With a range of funding options available, there has never been a better time to invest in upskilling. Contact us today to learn how we can help you get ahead in today’s job market.

Medical and Dental Office Management

61-Week Diploma | $72,800 median annual salary*

  • Expected Job Openings in BC (2022-2032): 2,980**
  • Occupations include Medical Records Manager, Administrative Services Manager, Records Administrator
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* visited on September 21, 2021. Salary source for medical records managers in British Columbia with lowest 10% earning $53,331 to the highest 10% of workers earning $104,000.

** visited on May 24, 2023.

Becoming a Qualified Medical and Dental Office Management Professional

If you’re looking for a steady, reliable career, look no further than a career in medical and dental office management. At Discovery Community College, we’re proud of our history of trainee success, including our 96% job placement rate.

During this program, you will learn:

  • Dental Office Administration
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Dental Applications
  • Accounting and Finance
  • And more!

There has never been more funding for career training than there is right now. A variety of funding opportunities may be available to you, including WorkBC, Student Aid BC, and employment grants. An experienced Financial Aid Representative is available to answer any questions you may have, can assist with potential funding applications and help you discover the best options for your specific needs.

Is a Career in Medical and Dental Office Management Right for You? Take the Discovery Community College “Medical and Dental Office Management Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Medical and Dental Office Management career training readiness score now >>

Medical Dental Applications

Total:  620 hours, 31 weeks

  • Dental Office Administration (60 hours)
  • Medical Office Procedures (64 hours)
  • Medical Terminology Anatomy & Physiology (300 hours)
  • Medical Pharmacology (40 hours)
  • Keyboarding (24 hours)
  • Medical Transcription (40 hours)
  • Employability Skills (8 hours)
  • Work Experience Preparation (4 hours)
  • Work Experience (60 hours)

Medical Dental Office Administration

Total: 920 hours, 46 weeks

  • All Medical Dental Application courses (620 hours)
  • Computerized Business Applications (300 hours)

Medical Dental Accounting Administration

Total: 920 hours, 46 weeks

  • All Medical Dental Application courses (620 hours)
  • Accounting and Finance (300 hours)

Medical Dental Office Management

Total: 1120 hours, 61 weeks

  • All Medical Dental Application courses (620 hours)
  • Accounting and Finance (300 hours)
  • Computerized Business Applications (300 hours)

Medical and Dental Office Program

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll enter the professional world with confidence, knowing you have the medical administration, bookkeeping and accounting, and professional office skills to succeed in your chosen field.

The Medical Dental Office programs from Discovery Community College are designed to give you the skills required to effectively manage a medical clinic, doctors’ office, specialists’ office or clinic, hospital, chiropractic office, optometry office, dentists’ office, or a government-related agency such as public health.

DCC offers 3 training options tailored to your area of interest and career goals:

  • Medical Dental Applications – 31 weeks, 620 hours
  • Medical Dental Office Administration – 46 weeks, 920 hours
  • Medical Dental Office Management – 61 weeks, 1220 hours


Class Delivery:  On campus & online with practicum placements in your local community

“Going back to college was one of the better decisions I have made. My experience at Discovery College has been an exceptional one.”
– Darshan Bains, Medical Dental Office Assistant Graduate

Practical “On-The-Job” Training

As a learner in the Discovery Community College Medical Dental Office Management Diploma program, you’ll train hands-on during your practicum placement at a variety of sites in the community. Practicums are an excellent way to gain real-world experience, make important industry connections and try different aspects of the profession before you complete this program.

Successful ready-to-work graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have both the theoretical classroom skills and the hands-on, practical experience to make a real difference in their new careers. With career-focused Business Office Management training and dedicated support from Discovery Community College, you could be working in a new career in just over one year.

High Placement Rate

Discovery College has a 96% job placement rate.** That is because we assess employment gaps within the community and then tailors the programs around that, giving you the exact skills that employers are looking for to fill their vacant positions.

Convenient Learning Options

At Discovery Community College, you don’t have to put your life on hold to start career training. We offer accessible learning including on-campus, online and blended on-campus and online learning options.

Many of our learners are raising families and some continue to work while training. We will help you choose a schedule that works for you.

Almost 35 Years of Success

Discovery Community College has been training learners just like you for successful careers for almost 35 years. Our college is a well-respected institution, who has formed alliances with numerous community partners. We are also registered with and designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of British Columbia, formally PPSEC, since 1996.

Is a Rewarding Career in Medical/Dental Office Management Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Medical/Dental Office Manager and exploring whether this might be the career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are also happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses to financial aid.

To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 1-877-315-5241.

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