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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The eighty-hour practicum, which takes place in either a physician's office, clinic, hospital department, or related health-care facility, enables you to apply the skills that you have learned in the BCIT program. For many, this experience is their gateway into the health-care system. Some keys to a successful practicum experience include having excellent communication skills, having compassion for patients, maintaining confidentiality, having a keen eye for detail, and being fluent in computer software. The course also includes class time to help you prepare for a successful workplace experience. You will write a resume and cover letter matched to a medical office assistant (MOA) position, create and post your profile and resume on a social media site, and prepare for and practice interview skills. After the practicum, you will create and deliver a presentation that describes your practicum experience. You will need to complete the following before the start date: current certification of the two-day St. John's Ambulance Standard First Aid for Industry – WorkSafeBC Level 1 Equivalent course, which includes CPR level C and the AED content; a criminal record check; up-to-date immunizations. Failure to provide all the required documents before the course start date will result in you being dropped from the practicum. A minimum keyboarding speed of up to 55 words per minute; and/or successful completion of a terminology test. Note: Since first aid certifications expire, we recommend that you complete the above First Aid course shortly before the OFFC 2018 Practicum. If the certification is recent, then you will still have the certification after you graduate when you are looking for a job.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.5

Domestic fees

$466.08 - $483.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of OFFC 2018 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 86264

Duration

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 25 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 86264
  • Domestic fees $466.08
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Jan 08 - Mar 25 N/A N/A Online
Mar 25 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$466.08

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is delivered synchronously online. No class Feb 19. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. This is not a self-paced course as you will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Check your program approval letter. All required courses must be completed before registering into the Practicum. Students spend the first and last days in class and must be available for day shifts between those dates. Contact Paul Sawyer, Program Head with any questions: paul_sawyer@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of OFFC 2018 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66032

Duration

Mon Apr 08 - Mon Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66032
  • Domestic fees $483.09
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 24 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Apr 08 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$483.09

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. All credits are necessary to register in the practicum. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. You will be in a work placement and keep in touch with the instructor as scheduled or when requested. Students must be available for shifts at a host location. Computer, microphone, and webcam required. Contact Paul Sawyer, Program Head with any questions: paul_sawyer@bcit.ca.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Write a targeted cover letter and resume for a medical office.
  • Demonstrate that you are prepared for a practicum interview.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal, and team skills in all work duties, where communication skills require clear spoken and written English, correct medical terminology, accurate spelling, and correct grammar.
  • Show patience and compassion when dealing with patients and their family members while maintaining privacy.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all work duties.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, decision-making, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrate fluent computer literacy.
  • Record notes and enter information accurately and reconfirm, as is needed.
  • Maintain patient files confidentially and accurately.
  • Schedule and rearrange appointments accurately.
  • Demonstrate accurate billing procedures.
  • Follow medical office procedures.
  • Demonstrate patient preparation for various visits and medical procedures.
  • Maintain, sanitize, and sterilize medical equipment.
  • Demonstrate how to use medical equipment.
  • Perform and interpret basic diagnostic tests.
  • Perform the infection control protocol needed for a given situation.
  • Create and deliver a presentation, using software that describes your practicum experience.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

MOA Practicum (OFFC 2018) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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