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undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Office Administration – Health Services

Course code: #MES

undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Office Administration – Health Services

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $30,663 CAD

  • Application fee

    $90 CAD

  • Duration

    12 months

  • PGWP

    12 months

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start& deadline Deadline
Spring-May 30-April-2023 2023-04-30
Winter-January 31-December-2023 2023-12-31

Overview

Diploma - Office Administration – Health Services

This twelve-month diploma program allows you to develop the specialized skills you need to work in various healthcare settings

Through practical, hands-on training, you will acquire a knowledge of computer skills and software, medical terminology, clinical and office procedures, specialized software and medical ethics.

In three consecutive semesters, you will acquire the skills and knowledge usually offered in a four-semester program. This will allow you to complete the program and access the job market at non-traditional times.

Fluency in English is critical to your success in the program and medical environment. There is a strong focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of the program to graduation.

Required Keyboarding Speed

You must have a keyboarding speed of 50 words per minute to graduate from this program.

Skills

Throughout this program at Seneca College, you will develop the following skills:

  • Written communication
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Transcription
  • Organization and time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Scheduling and task coordination in a healthcare setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specialized medical software

With hybrid delivery, some coursework is online, and some must be completed in person. Students choosing hybrid delivery at Seneca@York and SIA will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$39,313

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,144
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,650
Tuition 1 person $30,663

Hourly wage

Min wage

16.55 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Photo and signature pages of your passport.
  • Your academic record in your native language and official/certified English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo: Minimum score 105 to 110

As an international student, you have the option of learning English at Seneca's English Language Institute (ELI) before starting your professional program. 

There are eight (8) levels in the ELI that are seven (7) weeks in length each. There are six (6) start dates per year: January, March, May, July, September and November.

If you apply to a professional program and you do not meet Seneca’s English requirements, you may receive an Offer of Admission to your program that is conditional upon completion of the English Language Institute.

The college will use your English test score to place you at the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, you will take a placement test when you arrive on campus.

ELI LevelDuolingoTOEICIELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTCambridgeEIKEN GradePTE Academic
Level 110 - 2510 - 2252.0 (all bands 2.0)0 - 12<1424 - 5 (419)10 - 20
Level 230 - 40230 - 2952.5 (all bands 2.5)13 - 19<1423 (1456)21 - 25
Level 345 - 50300 - 3953.0 (all bands 3.0)20 - 29 (S/W 8)<142Pre-2 (1728)26 - 30
Level 455 - 60400 - 4953.5 (all bands 3.5)30 - 39 (S/W 10)<142Pre-2 (1854)31 - 35
Level 565 - 70500 - 5704.0 (all bands 4.0)40 - 49 (S/W 12)142 - 1462 (1980)36 - 40
Level 675 - 80575 - 6454.5 (all bands 4.5)50 - 59 (S/W 14)147 - 1532 (2141)41 - 45
Level 785 - 90650 - 7205.0 (all bands 5.0)60 - 69 (S/W 16)154 - 161Pre-1 (2304)46 - 50
Level 895 - 100725 and above5.5 (all bands 5.5)70 - 79 (S/W 18)162 - 168Pre-1 (2467)51 - 57
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.

 

Fee itemsFees per Session (7 weeks / 1 level)Fees per Semester (14 weeks / 2 levels)
Tuition$3,269.25$6,538.50

After finishing Level 8, You will receive a Certificate of Standing from the ELI, and you will be automatically registered in your program at Seneca. You will not have to take another English test.


Education pathway


Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

Mature applicants applying to degree programs must be 19 years old by the first day of scheduled classes and have been away from high school for at least two years

Mature applicants must meet all program-specific prerequisite courses. Pre-admission testing is not permitted to meet degree program prerequisites.

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

Notes

Although not required for admission, completion of Grade 12 mathematics is recommended for your success in the program.

Career opportunities

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Clinic Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Hospital Unit Clerk
  • Ward Clerk

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