Office Administration - Health Services
Program Code: OAHS (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Term 1 OAG-1025 Document Production I and Keyboarding OAG-1023 Online Communications and Social Media OAG-1153 Multimedia Presentations GED-XXX3 General Education Elective MTH-1002 Business Mathematics COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing Term 2 OAG-2214 Document Production II OAG-2204 Professional Workplace SKills OAG-2314 Spreadsheet Management ACC-2503 Financial Foundations JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 OXH-3003 Document Production III OAH-3024 Medical Transcription I and Keyboarding OAH-3204 Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I OXH-3803 Database Management COM-2013 Communications for Business GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 OAH-4002 Pharmacology OAH-4072 Medical Transcription II OAH-4303 Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology II OAH-4402 Medical Office Billing OAH-4104 Health Services Office Procedures CPL-1003 Internship - Part-Time* - OR - OHS-1023 Occupational Health and Safety*

The Office Administration – Health Services diploma program at Lambton College is ideal for those students interested in providing support in a health and wellness care setting outside of the direct patient-care specialty. This two-year program prepares graduates to assist in medical and health-related offices. The positions may include assisting medical practitioners and wellness professionals to keep the office operating effectively or supporting the many offices or departments of hospitals or health care facilities. Employers need health care administrative professionals with exceptional medical office and advanced-level technological skills, including skills in transcription of a wide range of medical data, the ability to provide excellent customer service and the organizational expertise and discretion to keep the office running smoothly.

The final two terms focus on health services office administration with a concentration on medical terminology and its construction as well as a detailed background in anatomy and physiology. Students will be familiar with procedures required to operate a medical office including fundamentals of pharmacology, expert medical keyboarding, as well as OHIP billing and filing procedures. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience built into the program, graduates of the Office Administration - Health Services program are fully trained to meet the demands of today's health care and wellness setting. Students embrace an active-learning environment including an optional internship in the fourth term providing up to 180 hours of practical health care office and wellness experience. Health Services students are strongly encouraged to register for the CPL-1003: Internship.

In a 2018 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey, 100% of students were satisfied or very satisfied  about the overall quality of the learning experiences in the Office Administration - Health Services program. Similarily, 100% of the students were satisfied or very satisfied that this program provided them with not only the knowledge and skills that were useful for their future career but also the development of their computer skills.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have the professional skills, knowledge and proficiency to pursue careers in offices of physicians, specialists, clinics, dentists, hospital departments, and health and wellness offices. Some job titles used for these types of positions are medical receptionist, medical transcriptionist, client services, customer care agent, nursing clerical assistant, medical assistant and medical support clerk.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

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