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OFFC 2018 - MOA Practicum

Office Skills Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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. 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





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 86264

Fri Jan 10 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
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



Course Outline




  1. *Please note this class starts at 6pm. *Check your program approval letter. All other courses must be completed before registering into the Practicum. *Attendance to the first and last classes is mandatory. Students must be available for day shifts between those dates. *If this section is full, contact the Program Assistant WITH YOUR STUDENT NUMBER: at 604-451-7198.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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