Program Information

Are you a recent Office Administration - Executive graduate? Do you wish to broaden your skills? If your Ontario College Diploma is seven years old or less, you may earn a second diploma in Office Administration - Health Services in only one year. Lambton College has made it easy for Office Administration graduates to earn a second credential without having to submit transfer credit requests. All you have to do is apply directly through ontariocolleges.ca and register for the specialty you wish to pursue.

The role of administrative professionals continues to expand and executives are relying on their assistants more than ever to help address business needs. Computers facilitate the quick exchange of all types of information; however, administrative professionals must be able to craft clear and convincing messages using tact and diplomacy and prove they are the ultimate multi-taskers. Success will depend on the student's ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients and advanced proficiency in all aspects of computer software. This double diploma opportunity will expand your knowledge and experiential portfolio which will open up more pathways in the field of office administration. In the office of the future, graduates may be required to operate more autonomously as the workforce relies more and more on mobile technology.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Office Administration students are often sought after to fill internal College work study and EBAT office positions as well as a range of summer office positions all over Lambton County. These opportunities provide even more practical office experience and are paid. Experiential learning such as participating in business meetings to learn and apply the essentials of meeting planning and minute taking takes place during the program.

Executive students facilitate an administrative professionals workshop in a group for the class, including inviting and arranging for a guest administrative professional from the community to share their field expertise and experiences during their capstone course. Students apply project management skills, work with materials and resources to simulate integration while using a variety of software including accounting software and apply their skills in a simulated setting.

This program also offers an optional internship - visit the Internship Info tab.

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Admission Requirements

Ontario College Diploma in Office Administration - Executive

Please Note: Diploma can be no more than seven years old as per Progression and Graduation from a Program Policy (2000-1-5).

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College recommends that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Course List

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 students 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 medical terms, including prefixes, roots and suffixes. Abbreviations, symbols and terms of common diseases, surgical procedures, medications, laboratory tests, X-ray and other diagnostic procedures are also studied in this course.

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 reports.

OAG-1153: Multimedia Presentations*

This hands-on course focuses on tools and techniques for creating professional business presentations. Students develop the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic presentations using PowerPoint. Students learn to communicate their message to an audience with effective slide presentations that incorporate design factors, text, graphics, sound and other multi-media effects. Students use team building skills to develop and facilitate a group presentation.

CPL-2003: Work Term - Part-Time

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

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OAH-4002: Pharmacology

This course will introduce the student to the study of pharmacology. General information concerning the therapeutic use of drugs and naturopathic substances to maintain health and treat illness will be covered. Activities 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 and a basic ability to pronounce and accurately spell drug names will assist the office administrator who will be transcribing medication orders or processing information between patient, doctor/other health professional, and pharmacist.

OAH-4072: Medical Transcription II

This course, a continuation of OAH-3024, 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. Abbreviations/acronyms and terms of common diseases, operations, medications, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging tests, and other diagnostic procedures are also studied in this course.

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 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 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.

*Courses may be required depending on when the student graduated from the Office Administration - Executive program.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Employment Opportunities

Advanced computer skills and diversity in terms of business office practices achieved are readily transferable to other academic and career paths for those graduates with dual credentials. Graduates with dual credentials can find jobs with titles ranging from Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Purchasing Assistant, Office Coordinator, Transcriptionist, Customer Service Manager, Medical Secretary, Patient Registration/Admissions Clerk, and Enrolment Specialist.

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Program Information
519-541-2403
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Sherri Veilleux
Program Coordinator
519-542-7751 x 3528
sherri.veilleux@lambtoncollege.ca
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