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.
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.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics;
manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities;
coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information;
operate and provide support to others related to the use of office equipment and technologies;
evaluate, establish and administer health records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records;
produce financial and client billing records for health services by compiling relevant information and using accounting software;
produce health documents and reports using available technologies and applying industry standards;
use interpersonal and client service skills to respond to the diverse needs of clients, their family members and the health care team;
identify and use non-invasive clinical tasks to support effective and efficient health service operations;
apply basic entrepreneurial strategies employing critical thinking and ethics within the health services field;
employ environmentally sustainable practices within the industry.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Sem 1: Fall 2021
Sem 2: Winter 2022
Sem 3: Fall 2022
Sem 4: Winter 2023
Winter Intake - Barrie
Sem 1: Winter 2022
Sem 2: Summer 2022
Sem 3: Fall 2022
Sem 4: Winter 2023
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
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/academic-regulations/
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/
Language Proficiency Requirements
Please refer to the below link for the English Language Proficiency Requirements.
Admissions - Georgian College