Unit Clerk Certificate
This intense 18-week full-time course is designed to prepare you for a future in the health care field in hospitals, health units and clinics. Unit Clerks play a vital role in workplace settings by managing information flow.
The program will provide you 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 you to apply theoretical learning in a practical setting.
Students are required to present a High School Diploma with minimum of 60 percent in English 30-1 or 65 percent in English 30-2, and 50 percent 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 Criminal Record Checks of students working in their organizations. Information regarding Criminal Record Checks will be provided to students after they have been admitted.
Students who have completed a Certificate or Diploma in Office Administration within the last three years will normally receive advanced credit in the Unit Clerk program for OA1210, OA1231, OA1030 and OA1365.
First Year (26 credits)
- OA1030 Business Communications I (3)
- OA1210 Administrative 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)
- UC1206 Health Care Billing (1.5)
- UC1208 Processing Client Records (3)
- UC1213 Work Experience (5)
In order to be eligible for the practicum at the end of the program (UC1213), students will need to present passing grades in OA1030, OA1210, OA1231 and OA1365 and have obtained a minimum grade of C- in UC1202, UC1206, UC1208 and OA2511.
Students may be required to attend their practicum at a location outside of Grande Prairie.
To graduate with a Certificate in Unit Clerk, you must successfully complete the prescribed curriculum. If you meet these requirements, please complete a Parchment Application form, available from Student Services.