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Office Administration Certificate - Medical Office Skills


The Office Administration Certificate - Medical Office Skills provides an introduction to terminology, procedures, practices, records, forms, billings and routines. The program focuses on the administrative support skills needed to succeed in medical office environments.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 1 to 3 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program or these courses.

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Program Description

Program Description

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the Office Administration Certificate - Medical Office Skills, students will be able to:

  • Apply current principles of business English, including accurate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word choice
  • Compose clear, concise business documents including letters, emails, and reports
  • Apply principles of supervisory management to the work environment
  • Apply principles of decision making to the work environment
  • Demonstrate appropriate technological skills including keyboarding
  • Perform appropriate medical office procedures
  • Perform basic office accounting, payroll, or bookkeeping functions
  • Confidently present information to a group
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES, DESIGN AND DELIVERY MODE

Courses involve lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples, and individual and group work. Learning is enhanced through case studies, interactive classroom activities, and collaborative activities. The interactive and practical exercises give students the opportunity to take an active role and “learn by doing”.

In order to take OACP 1101 Keyboarding for Speed Building, students must have completed OACP 1102 Keyboarding for Beginners or completed a beginner keyboarding course at another institution or must be able to type using all fingers and must know proper finger locations on the keyboard. If the instructor does not think you have the necessary, basic keyboarding skills you will be asked to withdraw from the course, without refund.

PROGRAM DURATION

Students must complete the Office Administration Certificate: Medical Office Skills within three years.


EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING

Evaluation of the courses is determined by the instructor and may include the following:

  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Participation
  • Group work

Minimum passing grade for each course is a C minus (C-).

CREDENTIAL

Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the Continuing Studies Office, the student will receive a Vancouver Community College Office Administration Certificate - Medical Office Skills.


REQUIRED COURSE(S):

  • OACP 1102 Keyboarding for Beginners
  • OACP 1103 Writing Business Letters
  • OACP 1104 Grammar Review Business Writing
  • OACP 1106 Building a Powerful Vocabulary
  • OACP 1107 Memo, Emails, and Reports
  • OACP 1108 Medical Terminology 1
  • OACP 1109 Medical Terminology 2
  • OACP 1111 Medical Office Procedures
  • OACP 1123 Business English Skills Test
  • OACP 1127 Supervisory Management/Decision Making
  • OACP 1137 Medical Office Billing
  • OACP 1155 Clinical Procedures
  • OACP 1156 Medical Document Transcription

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

This program does not have any additional admission requirements.


Recommended Characteristics:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Info Sessions

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Program Coordinator: Janet Chee, VCC Office Administration, 604.871.7000, ext. 8649
Program Assistant: Harwinder Sekhon, VCC Office Administration, 604.871.7000, ext. 8711

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2018 (201891)

(OACP 1102) Keyboarding for Beginners 1.5 credits    $146.21



An overview of topics including key letters, numbers, and symbols; common errors; keyboarding tips; and the importance of good posture. Skills and techniques are developed through in-class practice lessons. Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10242 DTN Rm. 618
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1230
13-Jan-2018
to 24-Feb-2018
Madrazo, Debbie
Waitlist
  10243 DTN Rm. 619
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
15-Jan-2018
to 26-Feb-2018
Madrazo, Debbie
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(OACP 1103) Writing Business Letters 0.5 credits    $106.08



Develop and use business writing principles such as the active voice, positive tone, and modern language. Practice using different letter formats and structures.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10239 DTN Rm. 429
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Feb-2018
to 01-Mar-2018
Gajdics, Sylvia
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(OACP 1104) Grammar Review Business Writing 0.5 credits    $106.08



Review sentence structure with an emphasis on avoiding sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and passive verbs. Practice rewording and condensing. Review the most common grammatical errors made by business writers and learn to improve style and punctuation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10237 DTN Rm. 512
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Jan-2018
to 25-Jan-2018
Gajdics, Sylvia
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(OACP 1106) Building Powerful Vocabulary 0.5 credits    $106.08



Learn vocabulary-building tips such as recognizing context clues, understanding confused / misused words, and identifying word parts.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10238 DTN Rm. 429
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
01-Feb-2018
to 08-Feb-2018
Gajdics, Sylvia
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(OACP 1107) Memos, Emails, and Reports 0.5 credits    $106.08



Overview of standard structure, style, and format for memos, emails, and reports. Examine email etiquette and business writing processes. Learn how effective use of modern and powerful business language will lead to positive results.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10240 DTN Rm. 414
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
08-Mar-2018
to 15-Mar-2018
Gajdics, Sylvia
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(OACP 1108) Medical Terminology 1 2.5 credits    $243.74



Learn the basics of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and body structure and functions. Explore disease processes, investigations, treatments, and surgical terms and applications. This is the first half of a two-part course. Must be followed by Medical Terminology 2 (OACP 1109). Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10249 DTN Rm. 237
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
09-Jan-2018
to 13-Mar-2018
Wong, Anna
Waitlist
  10250 DTN Rm. 206A
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
09-Jan-2018
to 13-Mar-2018
Courtney, Rosemary
Register


(OACP 1109) Medical Terminology 2 2.5 credits    $243.74



Follows Medical Terminology 1. This study of body systems discusses senses, oncology, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology 1 (OACP 1108) or a comparable course approved by the instructor.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10257 DTN Rm. 522
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Jan-2018
to 22-Mar-2018
Madrazo, Debbie
Register


(OACP 1123) Business English Test 0.0 credits



Students must complete this course at the end of the Business English Skills package.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10241 DTN Rm. 414
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Mar-2018
Gajdics, Sylvia
Register


(OACP 1127) Supervisory Management and Decision Making 2.0 credits    $239.50



An exploration of the techniques and skills required for effective management. Study roles and responsibilities and vital supervisory skills such as communication, decision-making, and leadership.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10255 DTN Rm. 424
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1230
27-Jan-2018
to 24-Mar-2018
Chang, Reynaldo
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(OACP 1155) Clinical Procedures 0.5 credits    $118.81



Learn the basic clinical procedures and tests performed in a medical office. Study personnel safety, investigations, and equipment care.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10260 DTN Rm. 522
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
14-Mar-2018
to 21-Mar-2018
Scott, Patricia
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(OACP 1156) Medical Document Transcription 1.5 credits    $181.21



Learn to produce medical documents and transcribe medical reports. Basic computer skills and typing speed of 35 wpm recommended. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology 1 (OACP 1108). Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10254 DTN Rm. 521
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
24-Jan-2018
to 28-Feb-2018
Scott, Patricia
Register


Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Building Powerful Vocabulary (OACP 1106)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $106.08
Business English Test (OACP 1123)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Clinical Procedures (OACP 1155)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $118.81
Grammar Review Business Writing (OACP 1104)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $106.08
Keyboarding for Beginners (OACP 1102)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits $146.21
Medical Document Transcription (OACP 1156)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits $181.21
Medical Office Billing (OACP 1137)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits N/A
Medical Office Procedures (OACP 1111)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits N/A
Medical Terminology 1 (OACP 1108)
course schedule schedule
2.5 credits $243.74
Medical Terminology 2 (OACP 1109)
course schedule schedule
2.5 credits $243.74
Memos, Emails, and Reports (OACP 1107)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $106.08
Supervisory Management and Decision Making (OACP 1127)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $239.50
Writing Business Letters (OACP 1103)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $106.08


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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