Office Administration

Code Course Description
OADM 1103

Introduction to Keyboarding

This course is an excellent introduction for anyone taking computer courses. Its purpose is to develop touch-typing skills to a minimum of 30 accurate words per minute on straight-copy timings. A popular software program will demonstrate keystrokes and provide practice and assessment as students learn and practice touch-typing skills. Another popular software program will analyze individual weaknesses and prescribe appropriate drills for maximum speed and accuracy. Computer functions will be learned as required.

OADM 1104

Online Learner Success

This is a BCcampus on-line provincial course. Online Learner Success (OLS) is designed to provide the online learner with a working knowledge of the program called Desire2Learn (D2L). Assignments or activities in the course have been designed to demonstrate the use of various tools in the D2L program.

OADM 1114

Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology

This course is designed to teach the medical language by the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation and pronunciation of words. Anatomy and physiology are included in order to increase the understanding of the medical vocabulary. Terminology will better enable the medical office assistant student to prepare for work in all medical environments including the preparation of the student for medical transcription.

OADM 1151

Medical Administrative Procedures

This course will introduce the student to the administrative skills specifically required to work in a medical office. The use of transcription equipment will be taught and applied. Therapeutic communication skills will be covered along with confidentiality and medical ethics. Professional behaviour will be reinforced throughout this course.

OADM 1206

Keyboarding

This course develops and improves touch-typing skills.

OADM 1214

Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology II

This course is designed to further the necessary language skills of the Medical Office Assistant. It includes the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, endocrine systems and special senses. The causes, transmission and treatment of diseases of the above systems are discussed. The medical vocabulary and knowledge necessary for the medical office assistant in the speciality areas of oncology, nuclear medicine, radiology, pharmacology and psychiatry are included.

OADM 1218

Legal Office Procedures – Introduction and Corporate Law

This course introduces students to the skills and attributes required of and the duties performed by a legal administrative assistant in British Columbia. Students are given an overview of the Canadian and British Columbia legal systems and of referencing the sources of law. Students develop skill in preparing general legal correspondence and documents, in using general legal terminology, and in handling financial and client records. Specialized terminology, procedures, and documentation related to proprietorships, partnerships, and non-reporting companies are covered.

OADM 1230

Administrative Accounting Procedures

This course will introduce students to the concepts and practices of financial accounting for service businesses. Students will complete the accounting cycle for a service business and complete the accounting cycle to trial balance for a merchandising business. Students will be introduced to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, sales taxes, payroll activities, bank reconciliations and petty cash systems. After completing routine and periodic processes manually, students will process some of the same transactions using a computerized accounting system.

OADM 1240

Business Communications and Procedures

This course is designed to enhance written and oral business communications as they pertain to the office in a global business environment. The effective relay and interpretation of verbal office messages are addressed. Oral communication skills will emphasize interpersonal and small group communication. Composition of business messages for transmission by conventional and electronic methods is a major objective of the course.

OADM 1241

Office Relations and Productivity Skills

The focus of this course is to develop a student’s effectiveness as an administrative support professional by enhancing employability skills necessary to work in team-focused office environments. Techniques will be presented to improve a student’s ability in problem-solving and decision-making; contributing to teams; assessing and prioritizing work assignments to meet deadlines; managing projects; conducting formal and informal meetings; meeting third-party, employer and co-worker expectations; and resolving interpersonal or work assignment conflicts. Particular focus will be placed on applied skills that would increase productivity and efficiency.

OADM 1244

General Office Skills

This course introduces students to the role of the office professional and human relations. It covers general office procedures such as effective telephone techniques, appointment booking, mail handling, ergonomics, office supply orders, inventories, organization, paper and electronic filing, bank reconciliations and handling petty cash. Students will become certified in WHMIS.

OADM 1246

Computer Applications I

This course is a "hands-on" computer course. The students will develop a basic working knowledge of computers with emphasis on the operating system interface, word processing, spreadsheet, and email software. Students will apply the knowledge and use of these tools to solve problems encountered in an office environment. Students will be expected to integrate their learning and to incorporate the use of these tools in the production of professional documents that adhere to workplace standards.

OADM 1265

Electronic Medical Records and Medical Billing Procedures

This course is designed to introduce the student to hands-on electronic medical records and electronic medical billing procedures. The student will be given an overview of electronic medical records with an emphasis on privacy, confidentiality and security. The student will learn how to manage a variety of administrative components of electronic medical records. The student will be introduced to all facets of medical billing using at least one medical billing software program.

OADM 1303

Keyboarding Skill Development

This is a keyboarding course for students wishing to increase their typing speed to a minimum of 40 net words per minute on straight-copy timings. Keyboarding software programs will be used to evaluate and provide drills for correcting individual weaknesses. These programs have proven very successful in building speed and accuracy to levels commonly sought by employers.

It is expected that students will have learned to “touch-type” before registering for this course. Touch typing means your fingers rest on “home row” when they are not reaching for keys in the upper or bottom rows, and that you can key without looking at the keyboard or your fingers. If you are not touch-typing, OADM 1103 is a more appropriate course for you to take.

OADM 1325

Clinical Office Procedures

This course is designed to enable the Medical Office Assistant to perform basic clinical procedures including the use and management of medical equipment. The student will perform basic laboratory tests and assist the physician with specific examinations and procedures. Emphasis is placed on establishing and maintaining medical and surgical asepsis.

OADM 1326

Legal Office Procedures - Litigation

This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of the Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of civil litigation in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in topics such as Canadian law, Canadian court system, civil and criminal process, pleadings, default judgment, setting an action down for trial, discovery, trial, enforcement, settlement, and chambers applications. This is a “hands-on” course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, document formatting, and transcription skills with knowledge of civil law.

OADM 1327

Legal Office Procedures - Family Law

This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of family law in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in topics such as statutes and rules, divorce and family courts, marriage in B.C., pre-nuptial and separation agreements, undefended and defended divorce actions, chambers applications, annulment, change of name, adoption and applications to Provincial Court. This is a “hands-on” course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, document formatting and transcription skills, with a knowledge of family law.

OADM 1328

Legal Office Procedures-Conveyancing

This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in topics such as systems of land registration, land title searches, offers to purchase, methods to convey interests in land, registering and discharging mortgages and other interests in land, statements of adjustments, and the execution and registration of documents filed in Land Title Offices.

OADM 1329

Legal Office Procedures- Wills And Estates

This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of wills and estates in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in topics such as Wills and Codicils, Grants of Probate and Administration with and without a Will, transferring the deceased’s assets, and winding up estates. This is a “hands-on” course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, document formatting, and transcription skills, with knowledge of estate law.

OADM 1344

Administrative Procedures

This project-based course focuses on meetings, travel and conference planning, revising and using procedures manuals, archiving, retaining and destroying documents, and creating slideshow presentations. Students will learn and use project management tools and techniques.

THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN AT THE SAME TIME AS OADM 1350 - Office Simulation. (Students not in the Administrative Assistant Certificate program who wish to take this course alone must obtain a co-requisite waiver from the instructor.)

OADM 1346

Computer Applications II

This course is a "hands-on" computer course. The students will build on their working knowledge of computers while developing new skills in using spreadsheets, presentation software, databases, and PDF editors. Students will apply the knowledge and use of these tools to solve problems encountered in an office environment. Students will be expected to integrate their learning and to incorporate the use of these tools in the production of professional documents that adhere to workplace standards.

OADM 1350

Office Simulation

This simulation-based course is designed to enhance skills students have learned in all areas of the Administrative Assistant Certificate program. THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN AT THE SAME TIME AS OADM 1344 Administrative Procedures.

OADM 1410

Career Development

This final semester course for Office Administration students is designed to provide students the foundation career planning knowledge and skills necessary for continued success in their administrative career path. Students will self-assess their skills, wants, personality, and short-term and long-term goals to determine their workplace fit and career plans. The course will cover relevant provincial employment legislation, employee rights and obligations, and differences between collective bargaining and non-collective bargaining workplaces. Students will apply the tools and techniques used in the job application process, and will define, quantify and compare the value of benefits in compensation packages. Students will learn techniques and strategies for preparing for performance reviews, determining salary expectations, and negotiating wage increases. During this course, students will apply job search techniques to searching for a practicum placement. NOTE: STUDENTS MUST TAKE THIS COURSE DURING THE SEMESTER BEFORE THEY INTEND TO COMPLETE THEIR OFFICE PRACTICUM.

OADM 1411

Office Practicum

This course enables students, during a three-week practicum, to apply and develop knowledge and skills in an office environment specific to the chosen Office Administration field. The student will maintain a journal and present a report to peers and faculty.

OADM 1430

Legal Office Procedures

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of the legal administrative assistant in British Columbia. Topics covered will include: legal terminology, legal office procedures, precedents, preparation of correspondence and basic legal documents, legal record keeping and billing, and citations and references to Acts.

OADM 1431

Introduction to the Canadian Legal System

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This course provides the student with a general understanding and a working knowledge of the Canadian legal system in preparation for working as a legal administrative assistant in British Columbia.

OADM 1432

Litigation Procedures I

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This online course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of the Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of civil litigation in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge of the first part of handling a civil litigation file, from opening a new client file to Default Judgment. The continuation of the second part of handling a civil litigation file will be covered in OADM 1433 Litigation Procedures II. The student will have practical experience in topics such as commencing or defending a civil process, preparing and filing pleadings, and obtaining default judgment. This is a “hands-on” course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting with knowledge of civil law.

OADM 1433

Litigation Procedures II

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. Litigation Procedures II builds on skills and knowledge from Litigation Procedures I. Subjects covered will include terminology and rules relating to preparing and handling legal correspondence and documents in civil litigation actions and matters in the Supreme Court of BC. Litigation II will continue the students’ introduction to the legal concepts necessary to a basic understanding of the functioning of the courts and the professional environment that they will be entering. This is primarily a hands-on course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting with a knowledge of civil law. As the second of two Litigation Procedures courses, this course deals with documents and procedures from the discovery process to preparation and attendance at trial and post trial procedures including bills of costs and enforcement procedures. This course also deals with preparation for Chambers hearings. It does not deal with the initiation of lawsuits, drafting pleadings, or applying for default judgment, all of which are covered in Litigation Procedures I.

OADM 1434

Family Litigation Procedures

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. Family Litigation Procedures introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in a family law practice in B.C. Subjects covered include legal terminology, the applicable provincial and federal statutes, the court system, and the theory and practical application of preparation of legal correspondence, undefended and defended divorces, and separation and marriage agreements.

OADM 1435

Conveyancing Procedures I

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This online course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. Subjects covered will include knowledge and practical experience in topics such as systems of land registration, land title searches, contracts of purchase and sale, methods to convey interests in land, statements of adjustments, and the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices. This course focuses on the purchaser’s procedures for a simple conveyance not involving financing.

OADM 1436

Conveyancing Procedures II

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This online course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. This course is a continuation from the material covered in Conveyancing Procedures I. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in topics such as methods to convey interests in land involving purchaser financing, strata property considerations, builder’s liens, acting for the vendor, acting for mortgage lenders, additional adjustments for statements of adjustments, authorities to pay, the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices, acting for both the purchaser and mortgagee, and documents for the transfer of manufactured homes.

OADM 1437

Wills and Estates

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of wills and estates in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in preparation of wills and codicils and the documents necessary to apply grants of Probate and Administration (with and without a Will), transferring the deceased's assets, and winding up estates. Students will prepare documents acceptable to the Probate Registry for filing, followed by transmission and distribution of estates. This is a "hands-on" course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, document formatting, and transcription skills, with knowledge of estate law.

OADM 1438

Corporate Procedures I

This is a BCCampus online provincial course. This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant working in the field of corporate law. Through an extensive overview of the various forms of business organizations, this course will cover corporate structure including Sole Proprietorship, Partnership (General and Limited), and Corporations (Private: Non-Reporting, and Public: Reporting) and Corporate Registry. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of the Business Corporations Act, learn specialized terminology, and apply practical experience in document preparation, necessary for maintaining records of a British Columbia Corporation. The course will cover incorporation procedures, post corporate procedures and annual maintenance also.

OADM 1439

Corporate Procedures II

This is a BCcampus online provincial course. This course introduces you to the role and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant working in the field of corporate law. This course covers corporate structure and completion of filing forms as it relates to sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, societies, cooperatives, non-reporting companies and extra-provincial non-reporting companies. The course also introduces you to securities and to BC OnLine (an Internet access to government services and information about BC companies).

OADM 1450

Medical Administrative Procedures

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. This course is designed to introduce the student to the administrative duties and procedures required in a medical office/hospital setting. Topics covered include reception skills, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, interpersonal skills, stress management, inventory control, mail processing, and filing and records management procedures. Medical law and ethics are an integral part of the course.

OADM 1451

Medical Terminology I

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. In Medical Terminology I, students complete an introductory study of the construction of medical terms including root words, suffixes, and prefixes relating to the various body systems.

OADM 1452

Medical Terminology II

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. Medical Terminology II is a continuation of Medical Terminology I and introduces anatomy and physiology related to the main systems of the body.

OADM 1453

Medical Terminology III

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. In Medical Terminology III, students complete a study of the construction of medical terms including root words, suffixes and prefixes relating to pharmacology and the specialities of oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine and psychiatry.

OADM 1454

Medical Billing Procedures I

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. Medical Billing Procedures I will teach the theory for billing of medical services to MSP, ICBC, WCB and other private insurers.

OADM 1455

Medical Billing Procedures II

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. Medical Billing Procedures II will apply the theory for billing of medical services in introducing the student to automated medical billing software and procedures for the province of British Columbia.

OADM 1456

Medical Transcription

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. Medical Transcription is an introductory course that familiarizes students with transcribing medical documents from oral dictation. Emphasis is placed on transcribing accurate content and applying correct formats, grammar and punctuation. The main objective is to provide students with knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics and hospitals.

OADM 1457

Clinical Procedures and Practice

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. This course is designed to enable the Medical Office Assistant to perform basic clinical procedures including the use and management of medical equipment. The student will learn to perform basic laboratory tests and assist the physician with specific examinations and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the role of the medical assistant as a link between the doctor and external medical testing and treatment facilities.