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This intense 20-week full-time program is designed to prepare graduates for a future in the health care field in hospitals, health units, and clinics. Unit Clerks play a vital role in these workplace settings by managing information flow.
The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to work in hospital or clinic settings in the role of a Unit Clerk. The courses provide a practical introduction to such topics as medical terminology, communication, office procedures, processing of physician orders, and health care billing. A practicum at the end of the program will provide an opportunity for students to apply theoretical learning in a practical setting.
Students are required to present a High School Diploma with:
- minimum of 60% in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2
- 50% in Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2.
Students without high school diploma requirements may have their application assessed on an individual basis. All students accepted into the program must provide a current immunization record and current certification in C.P.R. Students will receive information on required and recommended immunizations with their admission.
Practicum agencies require Police Information Checks of students working in their organizations. Information regarding Police Information Checks will be provided to students after they have been admitted.
Students who have completed a Certificate or Diploma in Office Administration or Dental Clerk within the last three years will normally receive advanced credit in the Unit Clerk program for OA1215, OA1231, OA1030 and OA1365.
Length of Time to Complete Program
The curriculum is designed to be taken over 20 weeks. Students should complete the program within two years of initial admission to the program.
Application for an extension to the program, along with a plan for completion, must be submitted to the Department Chairperson for review by the Student Academic Review Committee.
First Year (26 credits)
- OA1030 Business Communications I (3)
- OA1215 Canadian Office Procedures I (3)
- OA1231 Skills Building I (1.5)
- OA1365 Introduction to Software Applications (3)
- OA2511 Medical Terminology I (3)
- UC1202 Work Role: Introduction (3)
- UC1208 Processing Client Records (3)
- UC1213 Work Experience (5)
- UC1250 Introduction to Pharmacology (1.5)
In order to be eligible for the practicum/work experience at the end of the program (UC1213), students will need to present a minimum grade of C- in all courses in the program.
Students may be required to attend their practicum at a location outside of Grande Prairie.
Students may be required to defer their practicum if placements are not available. Students must complete their practicum within two years from the date they started the program.
To be eligible to receive a Certificate in Unit Clerk, students must successfully complete the prescribed curriculum. Once students have completed all program requirements, they may apply to graduate.