Office Administration - Medical
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  • Starts:
  • September (Semester 3) and January (Semester 4)

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of the Office Administration - General with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Graduates of this program become members of a professional health care team. They are able to work within, and manage any healthcare office with solid knowledge of medical terminology, along with a general background in anatomy and physiology. They acquire appropriate training in healthcare office procedures including, but not limited to, client care, appointment scheduling, manual and electronic charting, along with communication techniques, with strict emphasis on confidentiality following PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act) guidelines. The graduates also have an understanding of healthcare billing through MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care-OHIP), along with third party and private billing. Graduates will have experience with EMR (electronic medical records software in several core areas of the program. As well, graduates are well-trained in transcription of a wide range of medical data and reports, with emphasis on accuracy.

This program targets students who have excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Accuracy is important along with the ability to organize and prioritize. The student must be considerate and work effectively in a multicultural environment. Good communication skills, both written and oral are also important. Excellent keyboarding skills are an asset.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Internship in the final semester in a variety of private and government-funded medical clinics, general and specialized healthcare offices, hospital or alternative healthcare facilities; creating broader healthcare opportunities for employment possibilities
  • Advanced computer software with the addition of EMR training
  • Students are required to successfully complete the first year (Semester 1 & 2) of Office Administration - General prior to starting the final year of Office Administration - Medical
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities in the health care field are diverse and include physicians' offices, hospitals, laboratories, medical clinics, nursing homes, health insurance offices, public health offices and alternative health therapy offices.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B225
FIELD PLACEMENT
Some of our employers who provide our placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the clinical setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the student’s expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance please discuss this with the coordinator to ensure that proper arrangements can be made in advance for your placement. Some of our employers who provide our placement settings also require up to date immunizations and a proof of a negative Two-Step TB Skin Test. Should you be unable to acquire these, please discuss the matter in advance with the coordinator.

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
OAG110
3
Language Fundamentals
OAG125
3
Administrative Procedures
OAG150
3
Administrative Documents I
OAG160
3
Essential Business Calculations
OAG170
3
Professional Computer Applications I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective


Semester 2
ACC145
3
Accounting for the Office Assistant
BUS108
3
Introduction to Canadian Business
COM200
3
Communications
OAG230
3
Business Computing and the Internet
OAG250
3
Administrative Documents II
OAG270
3
Professional Computer Applications II
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
OAM302
4
Medical Typing & Theory Techniques I
OAM306
3

Electronic Medical Records & Administrative Documents
OAM310
4
Medical Office Management & OHIP
OAM312
3
Medical Terminology I
OAM226
3
Medical Transcription I
OAM347G
3
Transcultural Communication

Semester 4
HSC167
2
Pharmacology
HSC164
2
First Aid & CPR
OAM402
4
Medical Typing & Theory Techniques II
OAM412
3
Medical Terminology II
OAM415
3
Internship
OAM426
4
Medical Transcription II
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Note: Semesters 1 and 2 of this program are the Office Administration - General Certificate.