Office Administration - Health Services Gain specialized skills in demand by today's health care teams. Learn from industry experts. Develop mastery in electronic medical records management.

General information

Program code
OFAH
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

Students acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform in the administrative health field. Students learn document production, medical terminology, transcription, electronic health records, human anatomy, as well as courses in communication and social sciences. Students have the opportunity for hands-on learning. Initially, students in all Office Administration streams enroll in a common first semester. Eligible students in this program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the health services community.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment in medical practitioners'' offices, nursing care facilities, and hospitals. However, there are also career opportunities with drug companies; provincial and federal governments; medical services in industry; clinics; alternative medical practices such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, shiatsu; and other areas of health services as well as general offices.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1012 - Introduction to Business Documentation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1048 - Introduction to Keyboarding (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1001 - Office Procedures and Strategies (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1007 - Computer Applications 1 for the Office (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1013 - Advanced Business Documentation (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1034 - Office Math Applications (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1003 - Multi-Media Language Processing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1006 - Introduction to Medical Terminology (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1020 - Computer Applications 2 for the Office (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2026 - Integrated Office Simulations (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2000 - Anatomy for Health Services 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2001 - Health Services Transcription 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2014 - Bookkeeping for the Office Professional (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2025 - Electronic Medical Office (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2027 - Computerized Administrative Simulations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2004 - Health Services Transcription 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2006 - Anatomy for Health Services 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2015 - Administrative Support and Records Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2026 - Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for Health Services (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)