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.
General Education Elective
A course designed to introduce the learner to the mathematics of business, from basic arithmetic to the calculation of present value.
Windows, Records Management and Internet Research Concepts
Windows is a beginning course in learning the fundamentals of the Windows operating system, e-mail essentials, Internet research, and managing records manually and electronically. Windows is a widely used graphical user interface, which allows for interaction between computer hardware and software uncomplicated. The Windows portion of the course acquaints the learner with a graphical user interface and is designed for the learner with very basic computer knowledge. Skills to organize and manage information are emphasized.
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.
Introductory Document Processing
Introductory Document Processing is both a beginning course in 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.
Small Office Accounting
An introduction to accounting for a small business concern 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.
This course is designed for the office administration student to introduce them to database management software using Microsoft's 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.
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.
General Education Elective
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.
Administrative Professional Procedures
This hybrid course examines office systems and procedures in a business environment that accurately depicts the changing work environment for the office professional in the 21st century, which includes extensive hands-on and online experience with students learning about different work patterns (telework being one example) technological advances, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the ever-changing work environment. Time, stress, anger management, handling mail and reprographics; developing customer focus, using telecommunications and workplace collaboration tools; planning, organizing meetings and other events, working ethically and leadership skills are also studied. Major emphasis is placed on soft skills because in a high-performance workplace, human factors strongly impact the ability of organizations to succeed and administrative professionals are expected to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Students will begin the process of creating an academic/work portfolio and will work through a basic office simulation. The skills learned will be extended into the integrated office simulations course for Executive students, medical office procedures for Medical students in year two where capstone projects are included and put into practice in an office administration co-op position.
Intermediate Document Processing
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. Also, students will 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 WPA 2103.
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.
Medical Transcription I
This course provides students with beginning 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.
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.
Medical Office Procedures
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 appointments, managing 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 office environment.
Advanced Document Processing
This course is designed for the office administration student who has decided to major in either the executive or medical environment. This course develops advanced word processing skills and emphasis is placed on producing high-quality work from various sources. Producing AODA compliant Word documents is also explored.
Work Term - 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
This course requires the student to prepare and write a long, formal, analytical business report and present it as an oral business presentation. Prerequisite ENG-2243 Business English Skills II
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/her work setting, e.g. physician's office, hospital. An understanding of the pharmacological modality of treatment will assist the office administrator who will be transcribing medication orders or processing information between patient, doctor and pharmacist.
Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology II
This course is a continuation of MED 1204 (Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I). 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.
Medical Transcription II
This course is a continuation of MED 1074 whereby providing students with beginning 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.
General Education Elective
Accounting and Billing Systems
This course introduces the student to OHIP and a computerized Medical OHIP billing system (YorkMed), as well as a computerized accounting software package (Sage 50 Accounting). An understanding of the Schedule of Benefits and Preambles of the Ministry of Health will also be obtained.
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