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ABT-102 Keyboarding II

Online, 1 credit


This course is designed to help students improve their keyboarding speed. The software program used for this course analyzes students' keyboarding techniques and prescribes practice that helps them to key faster.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020 and ABT 100

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ABT-120 Job Search

Online, 1 credit


This course is designed to help students develop effective job search skills for today's competitive and changing job market. Topics include self-assessment, employability skills, networking, resumes, cover letters, applications, interviews, portfolios, and using the Internet for job search and career planning.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.
  • Take ABT 116 and ABT 148.

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ABT-182 Medical Terminology I

Online, 1 credit


CD-Video instruction and a programmed text are used in this course to introduce students to medical terminology. The course enables the student to develop skills in the correct use, spelling and pronunciation of medical terms and abbreviations. It focuses on the construction of medical terms from their Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Office Assistant 1 Certificate or instructor permission. And Pre-Requisite of ABT 020

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ABT-183 Medical Terminology II

Online, 3 credits


This course takes a systems approach to understanding and using medical terminology. CD-Video instruction and supporting printed materials provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills in the correct spelling and use of medical terms applicable to administrative and office environments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 182 and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program

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ABT-184 Medical Transcription

Online, 2 credits


Medical Transcription is an introductory course which will familiarize students with transcribing from oral dictation, medical documents with accurate content applying correct formats, grammar and punctuation. The main objective is to provide the students with knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics and hospitals.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program Successful completion of Office Assistant 1 Certificate ABT 182 ABT 183

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ABT-185 Medical Administrative Procedures

Online, 2 credits


This 12-week 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, records management procedures, financial records, privacy and confidentiality issues, and medical ethics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program

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ABT-186 Medical Terminology III - Pharmacology and Specialties

Online, 1 credit


Medical Terminology III is a complete study of the construction of medical terms including root words, suffixes and prefixes relating to pharmacology and the specialties of oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine and psychiatry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Office Assistant I Certificate, ABT 182, ABT 183

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ABT-187 Medical Billing Procedures - Manual

Online, 1 credit


Medical Billing Procedures - Manual course will provide students with the theory for billing of medical services to MSP, ICBC, WCB, and other private insurers.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Office Assistant I Certificate

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ABT-188 Medical Billing Procedures - Computerized

Online, 1 credit


Medical Billing - Computerized course will provide students with the use of specialized computer software for the billing of medical serves to MSP, ICBC, WCB as well as other private insurers.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Office Assistant I Certificate, ABT 187

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ABT-189 Clinical Procedures and Practice

Online, 2 credits


Clinical Procedures and Practice 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. Students will be required to attend a skills assessment session at North Island College or attend a 2 day skills assessment in Vancouver, BC (all costs paid by student).


Prerequisite(s):

  • English pre-requisite for the Applied Business Technology program, and ABT 020

For more information visit our timetable