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COMP 0885 - Dental Office Receptionist

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. 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

$718.06

Fall 2021

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

CRN 31580

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 13 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 13 Mon/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 400

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

Cost

$718.06

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 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 September 30 (Truth and Reconciliation), October 11 (Thanksgiving) and November 11 (Remembrance Day). The start and end times has been changed from 1830 – 2130 to 1800 – 2100. The start and end dates have been changed from September 13 – December 9 to September 13 – December 13.

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.

In Progress and Full

Winter 2022

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

CRN 18372

Thu Jan 06 - Mon Apr 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 04 Mon/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 400

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$718.06

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 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 17 and 21 (Family Day).

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

Full

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

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