PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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SepEdmontonIn person or online
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Program length  

1 term

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $5,699.50

International
Total: $14,519.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 50% in ESLG 1860 or 65% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Course Listing

You must complete ten courses to graduate. Courses are listed to show the recommended path to completing the program in 16 weeks as a full-time student. Students are encouraged to register early. If you wait to register, the classes you want may be full and it may take you longer to complete the program.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
COMP1006 (O)
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability. Keyboarding technique is also learned and practised in this course.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
3
HLTH1003 (O)
Study the language of medical terminology. Learn to understand and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your knowledge of rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, body systems, diagnostics, and basic medication classifications. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
6
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
3
HLTH1006
Explore the healthcare industry and the professionals that work within it. Develop administrative, clerical and communication skills to effectively support patients, families, and the health-care team members.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
5
HLTH1005
Gain experience with computerized medical office records and software. Learn to manage medical records, including inputting patient information, scheduling and managing appointments, and billing.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
HLTH1004
Build on the knowledge you acquired in HLTH 1003 by further enhancing your knowledge and proficiency in medical and pharmaceutical terminology.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
HLTH1022
Learn about and practise processing medical orders in a hospital setting. Gain experience working with orders for admissions, transfers, diagnostic tests, medical treatments, medications, and pre- and post-operative treatments.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
HLTH1023
Examine safety in an acute care environment, including basic safety concepts and skills. You will learn to respond to emergent and non-emergent situations in a hospital, and topics will include your role in infection control, patient and visitor safety, and emergency code responses.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
HLTH1009
Hospital unit clerks play an important role on the interdisciplinary health-care team. In this course, learners will examine hospitals as workplaces, the responsibilities of a hospital unit clerk in patient care, and managing a career in the health-care industry.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
HLTH1011
Gain hands-on experience in an active hospital unit or in a long-term care environment in this 150-hour practicum.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 150 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
3

Additional note

Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.

You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all of the courses. Learn more about Bring Your Own Device.

Credits required for full-time status: 18 credits per term