Term 1

OAG-1025: Document Production I and Keyboarding

Introductory Document Processing is a beginner course in both keyboarding and word processing. Keyboarding for the learner with no previous keyboarding training is studied using keyboarding software during class time; however, students are expected to practice outside of class time as well with the software that is required along with the other keyboarding course text books. Drills and timed writings for speed and accuracy are used for developing a minimum speed of 33 net words per minute. Proper keyboarding techniques are taught and reinforced. Basic to intermediate word processing concepts will be applied to the production of a variety of business correspondence including standard memos and letters. Efficient document production, including proofreading is a major part of the course using appropriate Microsoft Word functions. This course builds information input speed and accuracy required to meet multiple deadlines encountered in subsequent courses, and in today's business environment.

OAG-1023: Online Communications and Social Media

This course covers the comprehensive features of Microsoft Outlook, an industry standard for online communications. Concepts and skills are introduced in this course through lecture and demonstration, with students gaining immediate hands-on access to the complete and web-based software. Topics include comprehensive commands in all Outlook modules. Emphasis is placed on learning the Windows operating system, including organizational skills and management of electronic information. Microsoft One Note is taught and includes the fundamentals of electronic note taking. Students will be introduced to social media, learn the importance of being a good digital citizen and effective Internet research.

OAG-1153: Multimedia Presentations

This hands-on course focuses on tools and techniques for creating professional business presentations providing students with the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic presentations using mainly PowerPoint. Students will learn to communicate their message to an audience with effective slide presentations that incorporate text, graphics, sound and other multi-media effects.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

MTH-1002: Business Mathematics

A course designed to introduce the learner to the mathematics of business, from basic arithmetic to the calculation of present value.

SDV-1001: College Orientation

This course surveys the ideas, strategies, and skills that a beginning student can use to be successful in college. Personal organization and study skills are discussed together with a description of college resources and services that are useful to the student. This course is offered via Learning Management System (LMS) or via iPad app.

Term 2

OAG-2214: Document Production II

This course is a further study in operating microcomputers and using word processing software. Emphasis is placed on mastering word processing concepts and applying them to format a variety of business documents. Accurate and efficient production of documents is an integral part of the course. Students will also learn to proofread using the techniques that professional proofreaders have found most practical and effective. In addition, students practice keying accurately throughout the course. Students need a minimum grade of C to progress to OXH 3003.

OAG-2204: Professional Workplace SKills

This hybrid course examines the various duties, responsibilities, and procedures required of an administrative assistant in today's office environment, incorporating both theory and practical applications. Students will learn effective interpersonal and business communications as well as applying practical business skills, including planning business travel, meetings and conferences, taking minutes, managing records, managing time and stress, and developing strong customer-focused skills. Students will also begin the process of creating an academic/work portfolio and will work through an office simulation using all skills learned to date. Students will explore Virtual Assistant opportunities, to reinforce the job opportunities available as an entrepreneur.

OAG-2314: Spreadsheet Management

This hands-on course introduces students to the power of spreadsheets. Students create workbooks, worksheets, and chart sheets suitable for the business world. Students analyze practical business examples that develop the skills and know-how to apply them to different environments.

ACC-2503: Financial Foundations

An introduction to accounting for a small businessconcern with a study of the fundamental principles and methods of record-keeping. Coverage includes basic bookkeeping skills as well as accounting applications for cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking activities, special journals and payroll.

ENG-1244: Business English Skills I

This course emphasizes the writing of effective business communications, including letters, memoranda, email, and short reports. Other tasks include applying proofreading and editing skills. These skills will prepare the student for the work environment, which requires practical business writing to be clear, correct, and concise. Students are introduced to the research process and develop critical thinking skills.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 3

OXH-3003: Document Production III

This is an introductory web page design course that incorporates a hands-on approach to teaching web page design. The role of graphic presentation is also considered in the design phase. Students also analyze the design of commercial web sites in developing an appreciation for visual impact and functionality in their own web pages.

OAH-3024: Medical Transcription I and Keyboarding

This course provides students with beginner and advanced medical keyboarding skills, medical language skills, and grammatical and office skills as well as emphasizes the need for concentration, accuracy, and proofreading. Students are then introduced to the challenging world of medical transcription. The medical transcription contents of this course are designed to familiarize students with basic medical reports, related medical terminology, appropriate format for transcribing the reports, and specialized rules of grammar and punctuation peculiar to medical reports derived from actual files of a large health care facility.

OAH-3204: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of building a medical vocabulary and the use of medical vocabulary in its proper context. The study of anatomy and physiology is enhanced with their medical terms, including prefixes, roots and suffixes. Also studied are abbreviations, symbols and terms of common diseases, operations, medications, laboratory tests, X-ray and other diagnostic procedures.

OXH-3803: Database Management

This course is designed for the office administration student to introduce them to database management software using Microsoft Access. The student gains an understanding of relational databases including how to organize business or personal records in a table; how to increase database validity and integrity; how to perform queries to extract pertinent information; how to create forms for ease of data entry; and how to create professional looking reports.

ENG-2243: Business English Skills II

This communications course emphasizes the research process through documentation, quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing and the writing of effective business communications including email, letter and short report memoranda. Other tasks include development of writing skills and style, running business style meetings, taking minutes and creating a business style cumulative report.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 4

OAH-4002: Pharmacology

This course will introduce the student to the study of pharmacology. General information concerning the therapeutic use of drugs to maintain health and treat illness will be covered. Discussion will focus on the knowledge required by a medical office administrator in his or her medical work setting. An understanding of the pharmacological method of treatment will assist the office administrator in transcribing medication orders or processing information between patient, doctor and pharmacist.

OAH-4072: Medical Transcription II

This course is a continuation of OAH 3024 that provides students with beginner and advanced medical keyboarding skills, medical language skills and grammatical and office skills as well as emphasizes the need for concentration, accuracy and proofreading. The medical transcription contents of this course are designed to familiarize students with basic medical reports, related medical terminology, appropriate format for transcribing the reports, and specialized rules of grammar and punctuation peculiar to medical reports derived from actual files of a large health care facility. By the end of this course students will have covered all the terminology with regards to all body systems.

OAH-4303: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of OAH 3204. The student further develops his or her medical vocabulary along with the study of anatomy and physiology of the human body. Also studied are abbreviations, symbols and terms of common diseases, operations, medications, laboratory tests, X-ray and other diagnostic procedures.

OAH-4402: Medical Office Billing

This course introduces the student to a computerized Medical OHIP billing system. Using electronic medical billing software will enhance the students' understanding for opportunities in health services facilities. An understanding of the Schedule of Benefits and Preambles of the Ministry of Health will also be obtained.

OAH-4104: Health Services Capstone

This course is designed for the office administration student who has decided to major in the health care field as an administrative health professional. The student gains an understanding of office procedures including scheduling functionality specifically utilized in the medical office, creating and maintaining electronic health records, communicating in the health environment, and being AODA compliant. The student also works with hospital documentation and procedures. The student obtains the skills required of a Canadian Administrative Health Professional to perform well in any type of health care and wellness office environment.

OXH-4003: Office Entrepreneur

Students who do not secure an internship will have an opportunity to participate in a multifaceted assignment that provides an experiential learning experience. Students will work with a partner(s) directly tied to Lambton College's Applied Research & Innovation Centre on a project and a faculty to practice their skills.

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CPL-1003: Internship - Part-Time

Co-operative education/internship provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students to find permanent employment after graduation. For further information regarding Co-op please refer to www.lamtoncollege.ca/mycareer

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