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COMP 0285 - Dental Office Computer Systems

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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. COMP 0285 assumes that students are already computer literate and able to manage files and maintain a computer system. If you are unsure of your personal computer skills please complete COMP 1002 before starting this course. Students receive hands-on experience with Exan Power PracticeX dental management software. COMP 0285 also helps to prepare students and dental office personnel to use other types of dental office computer systems in the Windows environment. Participants will focus on patient records, insurance policies, treatment claims and estimates, digital x-rays, insurance and patient payments. The appointment manager, system reports and electronic billing will also be explored. Please Note: COMP 0285 may be taken simultaneously with COMP 0885 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. The passing grade of theses dental courses is 70%. Upon successful completion of COMP 0285, students will have acquired the abilities to be end-users of Dental Office Computer Systems.

Prerequisite(s)

​Dental office experience, completion of a Dental Receptionist or Dental Assisting program or currently enrolled in Comp 0885.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$484.59

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 31394

Tue Sep 21 - Tue Dec 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 21 - Dec 14 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 389

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

Cost

$484.59

Notes

  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 36 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 October 12. The start and end times has been changed from 1830 – 2130 to 1800 – 2100.

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

In Progress and Full

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 17396

Tue Jan 18 - Tue Apr 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 18 - Apr 05 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 389

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$484.59

Notes

  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 36 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.

1 seat remaining as of Dec 1, 2021 5:28 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use Exan Power PracticeX dental software.
  • Perform front-desk computer tasks in a dental office.
  • Apply for an entry level Dental Receptionist position.
  • Adapt to other dental software programs in the Windows environment.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

COMP 0285 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Dental Office Receptionist
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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