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The Program consists of 186 hours of classroom study. Students seeking a certificate in Office Administration may select any of the four specialization options:Administration and Supervision, Legal Office Skills, Medical Office Skills & Records Management Skills. Certificate and non-certificate students may register in any course subject to prerequisites as identified in the course descriptions.
Core Office Administration Courses
These courses are required under any of the certificate options. Courses rotate from term to term and may be taken in any order: Office Procedures (OACP 1126) - 18 hours, Business English Skills Package - (OACP 1103, OACP 1104, OACP 1106, OACP 1107) 24 hours, Supervisory/Management Decision Making (OACP 1127) - 24 hours, One accounting, bookkeeping or payroll course (OACP 1129) or (OACP 1130) or (OACP 1105) - 18 or 24 hours, Keyboarding - Beginners (OACP 1102) - 18 hours.
Note: Medical Speciality: Office Procedures and Accounting, Bookkeeping or Payroll not required. Legal Specialty: Office Procedures not required. Challenge exam available for Office Procedures (OACP 1126). Exemptions permitted for Keyboarding (OACP 1102) or (OACP 1101)
Specialization Courses - Option 1 Administration and Supervision
Records Management I (OACP 1128) - 30 hours, Effective Oral Communication (OACP 1145) - 18 hours and 36 elective hours from the Office Administration Program or Management Skills and any Leadership Certificate Programs.
Option 2 - Legal Office Skills
Introductory Legal Office Program Package - 39 hours, Legal Terminology (OACP 1138) - 9 hours, Legal Office Procedures (OACP 1139) - 12 hours, Legal Ethics and Confidentiality (OACP 1140) - 9 hours. Any elective course/s from the Office Administration Program - 33 hours.
Option 3- Medical Office Skills
Medical Terminology I (OACP 1108) - 30 hours, Medical Terminology II (OACP 1109) - 30 hours, Medical Office Procedures (OACP 1111) - 24 hours, Medical Office Billing (OACP 1137) - 12 hours, Medical Documentation/Transcription (OACP 1156) - 18 hours, Clinical Procedures (OACP 1155) - 6 hours.
Option 4 - Records Management Skills Records Management I (OACP 1128) - 30 hours, Records Management Advanced (OACP 1146) - 30 hours, Records Management Specialized (OACP 1147) - 24 hours.
Electives - Students in the Administration and Supervision and/or the Legal Office Skills options may select any course from the Office Administration Certificate or IC3 Computer Courses to fulfill elective requirements.
Computer Skills - To graduate from this program, students must have basic computer knowledge relevant to their area of specialization. See IC3 Computer Courses.
Scheduling - Program courses scheduled in one or all of three terms.
For more information, please read the program guide.Required Courses:
- Keyboarding For Beginners (OACP 1102)
- Keyboarding For Speed Building (OACP 1101)
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.International students
VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.
To learn more about the English-language requirements for your program of interest, please contact VCC International; to learn more about how to apply, please see the VCC International website.
All international students pay international tuition fees. For more information, please contact VCC's international education office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.443.8600.
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As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
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