Delivery Method: Online
Duration: 51 weeks, including a 6-week practicum
Start: March & October
Wages: Entry level wages from $20.54 - $24.44/hour

About the Career

Are you looking for a rewarding career in hospital administration? As a Hospital Support Specialist, you will be trained to provide valuable clerical, secretarial, and administrative support in public and private health care settings. Hospital Support Specialist graduates can hold a variety of job titles, including:

  • Hospital Registration Clerks
  • Hospital Switchboard Operations Clerks
  • Diagnostic Imaging Clerks
  • Health Records Clerks

Typical duties include the admitting and registration of patients into various departments and/or hospital units, collecting patient data, data entry, clerical tasks, and retrieving, assembling, and disassembling patients’ charts.

Hospital Support Specialists find opportunities for employment in:

  • Health authorities
  • Hospitals and community agencies
  • Private clinics
  • Family practices
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Sub-acute and non-acute care facilities
  • Allied care facilities
  • Private surgical centres

About the Program

Stenberg College is the only private post-secondary school in B.C. offering this unique industry-specific program, specializing in administrative duties within the health care field. Hospital Support Specialist students receive training in medical terminology, professional communications, office operations, keyboarding/data entry, registration, diagnostic imaging, the release of information, health records clerical duties, Meditech, and other computerized health information systems as applicable.

Admission Requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Completion of grade 12 or equivalent*
  • Passing verbal test if English is an additional language*
  • Minimum typing speed of 20 words per minute
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Consent Form under the Criminal Record Review Act

*Entrance requirements can be met with evidence of alternate assessments such as challenge exams, or acceptable standardized English equivalency tests as per the Stenberg College language proficiency chart. Evidence of post-secondary studies at an equivalent level where English was the first language is acceptable.

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Accreditation and Recognition

Stenberg College is designated by the BC government’s Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is responsible for setting standards of quality and ensuring consumer protection. Stenberg College has also received the BC government’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is BC’s brand or “seal” of quality post-secondary education for public and private institutions. This program is also approved by the Registrar.

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