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Medical Office Specialist

Degree Offered: DVS 5857 + AVS 5874

Method of Instruction: Onsite or Online

Language: English

Establishment: Cestar Collège, Campus Longueuil

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Program Description Program Details Admission Requirements Course List After Graduation

Program Description

Program description

The Medical Office Specialist program offers students a unique opportunity to combine the Secretarial Studies vocational program and the Medical Secretary certificate program. The program is designed to allow students to explore two different facets of the business vocation, which ensures that every graduate will be well prepared for the job market. Students will learn in technology driven classrooms, equipped with the latest business and medical software and they will be taught by teachers who are experienced medical office specialists, health care providers and administrative professionals.

Required qualities

Program Details

Completion of this program leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) and an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS)

 

A Diploma of Vocational Studies, or DVS, is a diploma that is issued by the Ministry of Education and certifies a student as having completed a secondary-level vocational program for a trade or occupation.

 

A (DVS) will offer you the following advantages:

 

The Attestation of Vocational Specialization, or AVS, is a diploma issued by the Ministry of Education after successful completion of a training program aimed at improving skills or specialization in a given trade.

 

Course Duration: 1935 Hours

Admission Requirements

Canadian Students

You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You have interrupted your full-time studies or pursued full-time post-secondary education for at least two (2) consecutive semesters or a school year
  • You are covered by an agreement concluded between the college and an employer, or you benefit from a government program
  • You have interrupted your full-time studies for one (1) semester and have continued your full-time postsecondary studies for one semester
  • You have a diploma of vocational studies (DVS)
  • You have a 4th year CST: Mathematics; secondary 4 level Culture, society and technique (063414) or equivalent

 

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites for DVS programs for Medical Office Specialist

  • Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
  • or Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
  • or Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
  • or Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

 

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites for AVS programs for Medical Office Specialist

  • Persons who hold a DVS:
    • 5357 Secrétariat
    • OR 5212 Secrétariat
    • OR 5255 Secrétariat (Inuktitut)
    • OR 5177 Secrétariat (Inuktitut)
    • OR 5137 Secrétariat
    • OR 5078 Secrétariat (Kativik)
    • OR 1413 Secrétariat
    • OR 1335 Travail de bureau (agent, agente de bureau)
    • OR 5857 Secretarial Studies
    • OR 5712 Secretarial Studies
    • OR 5755 Secretarial Studies (Inuktitut)
    • OR 5677 Secretarial Studies
    • OR 5637 Secretarial Studies
    • OR 5578 Secretarial Studies
    • OR 1913 Secretarial Studies
    • OR 1835 Office Specialist
  • OR Have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
  • OR Persons practising an occupation related to the program of study.

International Students

You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5 (in one module only) or Duolingo * testing score 105-110
  • Language Requirements: a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet based with no single band score below 20), or PTE Academic: a minimum score of 53 - Post Secondary Programs
  • Must have scored at least 55% in core subjects

*Duolingo testing has been put in place to address the closures of IELTS testing centers and to promote safe social distancing for our prospective students

 

Prerequisites

  • Either The person holds a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (e.g., certificate of equivalency of level of education) or a graduate degree, such as a college degree or bachelor's degree.
  • or The person is at least 16 years old on September 30 of the school year in which he or she begins his training and has obtained the 4th secondary units in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in curricula established by the or has made apprenticeships that are recognized as equivalent.
  • or The person is at least 18 years old at the time of undertaking his training and has the functional prerequisites, i.e. the success of the general development test as well as the specific prerequisites (see table below), or has completed apprenticeships recognized as equivalent.
  • or The person has obtained the secondary 3 units in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in curricula established by the Minister and will continue his general training in conjunction with his professional training to obtain 4th secondary units that he lacks in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in curriculum established by the Minister.

Course List

Term 1

The Occupation and the Training Process

Proofreading

Word Processing

Quality of Written English

Term 2

Customer Service

Document Management

Producing Spreadsheets

Designing Presentations

Term 3

Business Texts in English

Accounting Operations

Business Correspondence

Creating Databases

Term 4

Handling Cash

Translation

Producing Tables and Charts

Visual Design of Documents

Term 5

Business Texts in French

Digital Media

Interacting in French

Following Up on Business Correspondence

Term 6

Meetings and Events

Producing Reports

Technical Support

Coordinating Multiple Tasks

Entering the Workforce

After Graduation

Possible positions after graduation

Potential employers

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