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Dental Office Receptionist COMP 0885

Computer Systems Course

Course details

​This hands-on course was designed for students who have strong English communication skills. Only those students who have strong spoken and written business English should register for this course. Participants must be detail oriented, have the utmost accuracy in spelling and strong interpersonal skills to work well with the public. If you meet the above requirements then you could prepare for a challenging career as a Dental Receptionist in as little as 12 weeks. Successful students will gain working knowledge in dental office clinical procedures, billing procedures, and insurance company protocols. Assignments and exercises focus on dental receptionist responsibilities, legal issues, patients rights, accurate spelling of technical dental terms and Fee Guides. Patient charts and records, related accounting, business communication, telephone skills, appointment scheduling and marketing within the dental office are covered. COMP 0885 may be taken simultaneously with COMP 0285 and COMP 0985. A BCIT Statement of Completion is issued upon success in all three of these courses. Some students may also be eligible for continuing dental education credits as per the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. Upon successful completion students acquire the critical skills necessary to manage the day to day front desk procedures performed as a Dental Office Receptionist. Please Note: English 12 with 80% or higher is recommended for this course.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$732.47

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 0885 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 18372

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 18372
  • $732.47
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Mon, Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 400
Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course outline

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Cost

$732.47

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __. ***COMP 0885 MUST be completed first or taken simultaneously with COMP 0285 and COMP 0985. Course is 72 hours on campus. ***CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 20 (Family Day).
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Accurately spell and correctly use Dental terminology.
  • Develop the skills needed to work as a Dental Receptionist.
  • Completely understand the day to day functions of a dental office.
  • Be ready to apply for a Dental Receptionist position in a dental office.
  • Be eligible to enrol in the Dental Computer and the Dental Billing courses BCIT offers.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Dental Office Receptionist (COMP 0885) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Dental Office Receptionist
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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