MOA Prerequisites

MOA Prerequisites

19 years of age or older.  Please read the recommended prerequisites that follow:

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:

Please review the following recommended prerequisites. Registrants in this program will be asked to acknowledge in writing that they have read and understood these recommendations prior to beginning the program. You will not be asked to provide proof of these recommended prerequisites, however you must be aware that if not properly prepared, your chances of success may be hindered.

  1. Fluency in written and spoken English: Strong English skills are required. Recommended: Grade 12 English or equivalent (CLB minimum 7 with 8 on Comprehension and/or IELTS minimum 6.5). Students who are weak in English skills should consider upgrading through an English as a Second Language Program or pursue an English for Academic Purposes course. These may be viewed on the Langara website under LEAP. You may also wish to prepare for this program by taking additional English classes, or Medical Terminology Level 1. Details may be found at www.langara.ca/cs. If you are uncertain of your English level, please check with the LEAP program at Langara www.langara.ca/leap
  2. Typing speed of at least 35 wpm:  You will not be tested on your typing skills, however to gain employment in the industry you will be expected to have a minimum of 45-50wpm. Additional training in keyboarding skills may be found at www.langara.ca/abc
  3. Strong comprehension skills: As this program is delivered in an intensive format, students must be prepared to meet the expected rigours of this type of program. The program is fast-paced with frequent assignments and quizzes. Students must be able to work effectively and independently. Medical terminology is a large component of this program, so ensuring the ability to comprehend and apply this knowledge is a necessity.
  4. Computer skills: Although tasks will be assigned that require the use of a computer, this program does not provide instruction in word processing, spreadsheet or other computer programs. You should be able to easily navigate through a computer and use these programs to be successful in this certificate program. If you require additional training in this area, the program coordinator can provide links to other educational training in this area.  Please note these skills are required to obtain employment in this field.
  5. Review of Student Handbook and Memorandum of Receipt and Understanding