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. For some practicum and employment positions (e.g., in hospitals), you will need the following: 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; 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.
BSYS 1001 and OFFC 1001 and (OFFC 1008 or OFFC 1060) and OFFC 1007 and (OFFC 1002 or OFFC 2001) and (OFFC 1006 or OFFC 1015) and (OFFC 1040 or OFFC 1045) and (OFFC 1020 or OFFC 1048) and OFFC 1055 and ORGB 2505
Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.
Fri Jan 10 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks
|Jan 10||Fri||18:00 - 21:30||BBY SE06 Rm. 103|
|Jan 10 - Mar 27||BBY|
|Mar 27||Fri||18:00 - 21:30||BBY SE06 Rm. 103|