Galway Community College's legal secretary, medical secretary, and office administrator course is extremely popular due to its continued success rate. Eighty five per cent of its graduates obtain full-time and part-time employment in a legal practice, medical practice, hospital administration, public service, and as office administrators in multinational companies within six months of graduating. The remainder of the students progress to higher education courses in the GMIT and NUIG and apprenticeship programmes.
This is a full time course qualifying with an office administration award QQI Level 5, where you obtain skillsets including proficiency in the use of software packages such as MS Suite and Olympus Audio Transcription; 60wpm in typing and 45wpm in audio transcription; and producing legal, medical, and general documents in a range of commonly used business layouts and styles. This academic year students will receive training and certification on iMed Doc software which is widely used in consultants’ offices in private and public hospitals.
Students have the opportunity to carry out work placement in private and public hospitals, primary care centres, public service offices, legal and medical practices, and multinational companies according to student suitability and preference, which benefits the students when applying for jobs. GCC is grateful for the support and invaluable work placements provided by these organisations in the community over the past 20 years. Former students of the course also regularly contact the college with work placement opportunities and providing potential full-time and part-time employment within organisations where they are well established.
GCC will hold an information and registration evening on Wednesday, May 22, from 5pm to 7pm and all are welcome.