PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
- Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- 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
You must complete six courses to graduate. Courses are listed to show the recommended path to completing the program in 12 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.
|Term 1 - 12 weeks|
|COMP1006 (O)|| Office Computer Applications |
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.
|HLTH1003 (O)|| Medical Terminology I |
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.
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
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.
|HLTH1006|| Administrative Health-Care Procedures |
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.
|HLTH1005|| Computer Applications for Health-Care Professionals |
Gain experience with computerized medical office records and software. Learn to manage medical records, including inputting patient information, scheduling and managing appointments, and billing.
|HLTH1007|| Practicum for Medical Office Assistants |
This 150-hour practicum will give you hands-on practice as a medical office assistant.
Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.
You will need a computer that meets minimum standards for all of the courses. Learn more about Bring Your Own Device.
Credits required for full-time status: 13 credits per term