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Medical Office Assistant with Health Unit Coordinator Specialty - Alberta

The Medical Office Assistant with Health Unit Coordinator Specialty Diploma program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become permanently employable in a medical setting. Skill development is delivered in four areas:
  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical office and clinical administrative procedures
  • In-depth hospital administrative knowledge of nursing units, emergency response codes, infection control and treatment procedures, including an understanding of mental disorders and treatments, workplace ethics, and processing medication, laboratory and doctors’ orders
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, bookkeeping, and personal and professional development
  • On-site work experience through participation in a 160 hour Clinical Preceptorship at an approved healthcare facility

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

Students must meet ONE of the following criteria: 1. Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent. OR 2. General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.). And ALL of the following criteria:
  1. Successful interview with school administration. (Pharmacy Technician)
  2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning College entrance evaluation.
  3. Apply for a security clearance.

Mature Admission

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  1. Out of school for two years.
  2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning College entrance evaluation.
  3. Fifty credits towards an Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in a Grade 10 English and a Grade 10 Mathematics, or non — Alberta equivalent.
  4. Apply for security clearance.
OR
  1. Out of school for two years.
  2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning College entrance evaluation.
  3. Successfully complete the CAST Level 3 with Alberta Grade 12 equivalency.
  4. Apply for a security clearance.
*Not all programs are offered at each location.

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