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COMP 0885 - Dental Office Receptionist

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$704.30

Winter 2021

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

CRN 18372

Mon Jan 11 - Thu Apr 15 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Apr 15 Mon/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

Cost

$704.30

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. COMP 0885 MUST be completed first or taken simultaneously with COMP 0285 and COMP 0985. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and CRN __. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 11, 15 (Family Day) and April 5 (Easter). Course end date has been postponed from April 12 to April 15.

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

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 24904

Thu Apr 29 - Thu Jul 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 29 - Jul 29 Mon/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$704.30

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 72 hours synchronous remote classes. 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. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on May 24 (Victoria Day), June 21 and July 1 (Canada Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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4 seats remaining as of Feb 26, 2021 12:01 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

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

COMP 0885 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Dental Office Receptionist
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Comp 0885/Dental Office Receptionist Manual + Dds-12Bc Form
Author Comp:Mccaffrey
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-2-10010-885-5
Price $45.95
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Spring/Summer 2021

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2021 offerings of this course.

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