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Medical Office Assistant

Often, Unit clerks and Medical Office Assistants are called Medical Office administrators. This program is structured to deliver entirety and has access to the clinical facilities and clinical practices that will enable students to attain or learn all competencies specified in the competency profile for the Health Science Profession. It will provide hands-on training led by Professional Instructors. They are members of the health care delivery team and perform many administrative and basic procedures. The specific job title of Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk's primary duties may require them to:

• Participate with the healthcare team members

• Scheduling of patient appointments

• Interview patients to complete forms, documents, and case histories

• Application of claim insurance and other forms

• Maintain confidential medical files and records

• Prepare financial statements and handle billing procedures

• Plan and initiate procedural set-up, including those required for patient preparation and maintenance of supplies and equipment

• Assist with simple diagnostic procedures as reflected in the job description

• Performing general office work as required

Career Opportunities 

Be certified to become a Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk that plays a significant role in the Health Care Industry, especially in managing communication and information in all health and business workplace areas. 

Upon completion of the Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk/Medical Transcription program, graduates may apply for employment in the following:

• Community Health Centres

• Doctor's offices

• Hospitals

• Medical or Surgical Clinics

• Pharmaceutical Firms

• Government Health Agencies

• Research and Care Agencies


The total program summary consists of 30 units or 54 weeks with an unlimited number of 1,080 hours, both Theory and Skills or Practicum. It also provides relevant administrative and high-level technical skills to meet the demands of the current and emerging healthcare system. The delivery modes provide reinforcement and logical progression through essential to advanced and specialized skills levels. Workplace simulations assist these students in transferring the learned core competencies to the work environment.

Standard Admissions

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria

• Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in Grade 12 English and a Grade 12 Mathematics or non-Alberta equivalent OR

• Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) with a standard score of 450 or better in English and Mathematics

• Successful test result on Wonderlic Exam

• Successful interview with the Admission Adviser.

• C.P.R. & First Aid certificates.

Mature Admissions

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria

• Be at least 18 years of age before admission

• Successful test result on Wonderlic Exam

• Alberta high school diploma with 50% or better in Grade 10 English and in Grade 10 Mathematics OR


• Non-Alberta equivalent

• Successful interview with the Admission Adviser

• C.P.R. & First Aid certificates



• Current Police Information Check (P.I.C.) with a Vulnerable Sector Search

• Complete Immunization Record especially the annual Influenza vaccine and COVID-19 

English Proficiency- if the first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency requirements for more details or must present one of the following:


- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)- Academic with a minimum overall band score of 6.0 (

- Canadian Language Benchmark with a score of not less than 7.

- CELPIP general assessment at C.L.B. Level 7 must be achieved in all areas.


Many of the students require financial assistance. Our team in the finance section will help you realize and discuss funding options such as Student Aid or visit RESP, personal loan/line of credit.


Make sure to get in touch with our Student Financial Clerk/Advisor for more information on your tuition fee funding options.

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