Classes in this program are offered in a compressed format on three consecutive days each week.
The Office Administration –Health Services program is available in both a two-year format and a compressed (four consecutive semesters) option.
Please note: Students who choose the compressed, fast-track option will have no semester off/summer break.
This program is designed to develop the skills required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical environments. You will gain a practical understanding and knowledge on topics including:
- A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
- Confidentiality and privacy
- Medical billing
- Medical ethics
- Medical office procedures
- Medical terminology and transcription
- Electronic medical records software
- Patient management
With the medical field constantly changing and computers bringing new concepts and approaches to office procedures, you will receive training in computerized medical records systems, computerized Ontario Health Insurance Plan billing systems and other office equipment technology applications. This program will help you become a skilled and specialized professional that is comfortable with the latest technology and able to compete effectively in the workplace.
Please note: You will be required to achieve a keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute to graduate.
Upon successful completion of the first two semesters for the compressed, fast-track option you may elect to finish your studies and graduate with a one year Ontario college certificate in Office Administration. Please make arrangements through Strategic Enrolment Services. Graduates with an average of 75 per cent or higher may use that qualification toward their Canadian Medical Secretary designation with the Ontario Medical Secretaries Association.