This 254-hour program prepares students for employment in reception, clerical or assisting positions in medically-oriented facilities such as hospitals and doctors' offices. Students will acquire skills to use effective oral and written communication techniques, demonstrate office procedures and time management, apply medical terminology in all courses, obtain a good understanding on the use of computers in the business environment, perform computerized medical billing, and apply medical office guidelines and standards. Students will also learn to understand and adhere to medical/legal aspects.
B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.
Keyboarding speed of 40 net wpm.
Students must complete the five core courses with a minimum passing grade of 70% on each course and receive a pass on MOA 03 (Medical Office Observation).
The September 2018 intake will be offered at the Kelowna and Vernon campuses.
The September 2019 intake will be offered in Kelowna, Pentiction and Vernon.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/24/2019