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Office Administration - Health Services

Office Administration - Health Services

Program Code:MES
Campus:Newnham
Duration:3 Semesters (Accelerated)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

This program provides you with relevant administrative and high-level technological skills to meet the demands of the current and emerging health care system.

As a student in this program, you will master in three semesters the skills and knowledge traditionally offered in a four-semester program. The three semesters are delivered over twelve consecutive months. In the first semester you'll acquire a solid foundation of business office procedures and intermediate-level computer skills.

The final two semesters focus on Medical Office Administration with advanced-level technological skills. You will graduate with a solid knowledge of medical terminology and its construction and a general background in anatomy and physiology. You'll be familiar with procedures required to operate a medical office and are skilled in transcription of a wide range of medical data. You will use your well-developed literacy skills in every course as you interpret detailed instructions, both verbal and written, and prepare a variety of documents, letters and reports. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation. Workplace simulations assist you in transferring the learned skills and knowledge to the work environment. Computer skills and business office practices are also readily transferable to other academic and career paths.

Finally, you'll complete the program and access the job market at non-traditional times.

Required Keyboarding Speeds

50 w.p.m. (net) for graduation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, one of the following Grade 12 Mathematics is recommended for your success in the program:
    • MCT4C (Mathematics for College Technology)
    • MAP4C (Foundations for College Mathematics).

Fees

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Your Career

Focus your career on health care with a twelve month diploma in the Office Administration – Health Services program. You'll find employment opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies, diagnostic clinics, laboratories, research and doctors’ offices, as an administrative health professional, medical transcriptionist or a medical unit clerk.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BMA101 or
BMA102
Business Math Applications or
Mathematics of Personal Finance
BCM111 Business Communications
DPW111 Introduction to Document Production
EAC150 College English
ICP111 Introduction to Computers and Presentation Software
OPR111 Office Procedures
 
Semester 2
DPW311 Intermediate Document Production
MOP311 Medical Office Procedures
MTM311 Medical Terminology
TRT311 Transcription Techniques
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CLJ501 Composition and Research
DMS311 Data Management Software
MHB511 Medical Health Billing
MOS511 Medical Document Production and Office Simulation
TRM511 Medical Transcription
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BMA101 or
BMA102
Business Math Applications or
Mathematics of Personal Finance
BCM111 Business Communications
DPW111 Introduction to Document Production
EAC150 College English
ICP111 Introduction to Computers and Presentation Software
OPR111 Office Procedures
 
Semester 2
DPW311 Intermediate Document Production
MOP511 Medical Office Procedures
MTM311 Medical Terminology
TRT311 Transcription Techniques
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CLJ501 Composition and Research
DMS311 Data Management Software
MHB511 Medical Health Billing
MOS511 Medical Document Production and Office Simulation
TRM511 Medical Transcription
plus: General Education Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shanda Reid
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22805
Shanda.Reid@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Ashitha Jacob
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
Ashitha.Jacob@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Coordinator: Nancy Elder
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26526
Nancy.Elder@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Wanda Forsythe
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
Wanda.Forsythe@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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