Part-time Statement of Completion 0440000000

Do you communicate well and enjoy working with the public?

BCIT students acquire the critical skills necessary to manage the day-to-day front desk procedures performed in a computerized dental office.

Explore areas such as patient charts and records, related accounting, business communication, and marketing within the dental office.

Graduates will have a working knowledge of dental terminology, clinical and billing procedures, insurance company protocols and fee guides, telephone skills, and appointment scheduling.

Prepare for a challenging and exciting career with BCIT as a Dental Office Receptionist in as little as 12 weeks at night plus a few Sundays.

Classes are held at our BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus near the Granville Skytrain.

BCIT's dental office receptionist course graduates are in demand.

Scheduled Intakes 4 times a year, courses start in:

  • January, April, September and October.

Program Entry

Formal application to the Statement of Completion is not required, as this is not a BCIT credential. Upon successful completion of these three courses, a Statement of Completion will be issued.

To be successful in this program, you must be able to communicate at a BC Grade 12 English level.

This line of work requires you to be detail-oriented, able to work well with the public, and dental terminology requires the utmost accuracy in spelling.

Students need to be Windows PC literate and able to manage files prior to starting COMP 0285. (COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge)

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition and books for all three courses is less than $1600.

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Books and supplies

Required texts are available to registered students through the DTC Bookstore, currently for less than $100 for all 3 courses.

Courses

Class hours

Evenings and some weekends at the DTC.

Program delivery

Face-to-face classroom and computer lab, course-by-course. Students are encouraged to complete all three courses in the same term. We have been running these courses for around 20 years and there is a very high success rate of students getting jobs based on completing these 3 courses.

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  COMP 0285 Dental Office Computer Systems 0.0
  COMP 0885 Dental Office Receptionist 0.0
  COMP 0985 Dental Office Insurance Billing Systems 0.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

  • Attendance and participation are mandatory.
  • Accuracy with spelling and math is required.
  • The passing grade for each course is 70%.

Program length

Students are encouraged to complete this program in as little as 3 months part-time.

Grading

These 3 courses may be completed simultaneously. A pass of 70% is required in order to pass each course. Grading is S/U.

Program location

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Continue your education

A BCIT Statement of Completion is issued upon success in all three of these courses. Students may be eligible for continuing dental education credits as per the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Erin McCaffrey – Chief Instructor

Joanne Atha – Administrative Coordinator
Kevin Cudihee – Program Head, Computing Part-time Studies
Bethany Edmunds – Associate Dean, BCIT Computing

Advisory committee

Erin McCaffrey and input from local dental practices.

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