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Office Administration - Medical

Office Administration - Medical Ontario College Diploma

What is Office Administration - Medical?

This program prepares graduates to assume responsibility for assisting in medical and health-related offices. The positions may include assisting medical practitioners to keep the office operating effectively, or assisting in the many offices or departments of hospitals or health care facilities.

Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant.

Students in the Office Administration - Medical Program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the community.

 Join this high demand field

Today’s rapidly growing health services sector translates into a high demand for medical office administrators. Our two-year program will equip you with the skills to explore a variety of career paths in one of the fastest growing industries. We’ll de-mystify medical terminology for you and you’ll learn the skills required to effectively support a medical office environment.

In addition to the common medical environment, you’ll also learn how to support alternative medical practices such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, shiatsu and other areas of health services.

What our students say

Office Admin Medical student Charlene McKee.“With the help of a faculty member, I managed to obtain a job before I was finished the program. I have now been working in my career for a little over a month, and it is very clear that I am using the skills obtained in the Medical Office Administration program.” – graduate Charlene McKee

 

Effective September 2016, the program Office Administration – Medical (major code OFAM) will be re-titled Office Administration – Health Services (major code OFAH). Download the Office Administration – Health Services (OFAH) program outline.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
OFAM
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Orangeville:

Darlene Chapman

705-728-1968 ext. 5674

Barrie:

Jacqueline Hingley

705-728-1968 ext. 1439

Collingwood:

Kelly Brown

705-728-1968 ext. 2932

This program prepares graduates to assume responsibility for assisting in medical and health-related offices. The positions may include assisting medical practitioners to keep the office operating effectively, or assisting in the many offices or departments of hospitals or health care facilities.

Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant.

Students in the Office Administration - Medical Program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the community.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply management and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and meet deadlines in the workplace


  • assess, establish, organize, process, maintain and respond to electronic and paper communications/records to facilitate the flow of information


  • apply a variety of mathematical and estimating techniques accurately for general business documentation


  • produce accurate financial and billing records for the medical environment within a specified time frame by compiling information and using appropriate software


  • use effective communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to assist with the completion of individual and team tasks and promote the image of the organization


  • manage projects by locating, analyzing, organizing, and summarizing information using appropriate resources and technology


  • communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in the form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of audiences


  • use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a multi-tasking environment


  • participate in society as an informed and understanding citizen pursuing an enriched personal life and professional growth through self-directed career planning and life-long learning


  • be aware of cultural and ethical issues that may arise in any business environment


  • understand fully the concepts of commonly used business computer applications such as word processing, desktop publishing/graphics, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, groupware, E-mail, and Internet


  • organize meetings, conferences, special events, and travel including the preparation of related documentation


  • research, develop, and present reports substantiating the selection of resources or services for the workplace using written and oral presentation techniques and appropriate technology


  • use medical terminology and apply transcription, and language skills to produce accurate medical correspondence and reports by a specified deadline, using computer technology


  • troubleshoot, diagnose and solve basic hardware/software problems.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U)

Also recommended: any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 University Mathematics.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications*

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

COMP1012 Introduction to Business Documentation
COMP1013 Advanced Business Documentation
COMP1048 Introduction to Keyboarding
COMP2026 Integrated Office Simulations
COMP2027 Computerized Administrative Simulations
MATH1004 Mathematics for the Office Professional
OFAD1001 Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD1003 Multi-Media Language Processing
OFAD1006 Introduction to Medical Terminology
OFAD1007 Computer Applications 1 for the Office
OFAD1008 Word Processing and Database Applications
OFAD2000 Anatomy for Health Services 1
OFAD2001 Health Services Transcription 1
OFAD2004 Health Services Transcription 2
OFAD2006 Anatomyfor Health Services 2
OFAD2014 Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
OFAD2015 Administrative Support and Records Management
OFAD2022 Medical Office Procedures
OFAD2024 Electronic Medical Office Documentation
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Office Administration - Medical articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Keitha Atkins at the loung at the South Georgian Bay Campus

Keitha Atkins

Keitha Atkins, a mature student in the Office Administration – Medical diploma and Director of the Georgian College Students’ Association at the South Georgian Bay Campus – says she wouldn’t have attended college at all if there wasn’t a local Georgian campus close by. Read more...

Keitha Atkins at the loung at the South Georgian Bay Campus

Keitha Atkins

Office Administration – Medical student

Keitha Atkins, a mature student in the Office Administration – Medical diploma and Director of the Georgian College Students’ Association at the South Georgian Bay Campus – says she wouldn’t have attended college at all if there wasn’t a local Georgian campus close by. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Orangeville

Contact:
Darlene Chapman
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5674

Barrie

Contact:
Jacqueline Hingley
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1439

Collingwood

Contact:
Kelly Brown
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2932

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