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42 Week* Medical Office
Assistant Training Program

Medical Office Assistants, sometimes called Medical Office Administrators or Unit Clerks, play an important role in the health care system and keep medical offices running smoothly.

If you are organized, enjoy helping others and are looking to get established in a steady, professional career in a short time, training as a Medical Office Assistant with Unit Clerk could be an excellent opportunity.

“I’m almost 3 months studying in Bredin and I can definitely say that I made the right choice. I’ve already gained lot of knowledge and skills since the instructor is very informative. The College is well equipped with educational staff, the classrooms are very comfortable and conductive for learning. The Director, instructors and other staff are very approachable, considerate and supportive. I appreciate Ms. Nuella being a kind and good hearted teacher to us. I would recommend Bredin College because it has a great learning environment.”

Jamie Fe Young,
Bredin College Student

Become a Confident
Medical Administrative Professional

The Medical Office Assistant Diploma program from Bredin College provides the hands-on training, clinical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in health care, without spending years in school.

As part of the program, you will get your very own laptop loaded with industry software that you will use to practice your medical office skills. Feel confident and at ease knowing you can practice your skills anywhere you are, all while receiving quality face-to-face instruction on-campus at Bredin College.

Classes are active and led by dedicated medical professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you’ll train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Computer Office Skills
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Patient Records/Filing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Terminology
  • Computer Office Skills
  • Electronic File Management
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Transcription
  • Alberta Health Care Billing
  • And More!

Plus, you’ll receive specialized Unit Clerk training. As a skilled Unit Clerk, you’ll be prepared to pursue rewarding hospital positions. Training as both a Medical Office Administrator and Hospital Unit Clerk can open more doors to potential employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you’ll have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting health care settings, including:

  • Government Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Private Physicians’ Practices
  • Dental Offices
  • Optometrist Offices
  • Medical Clinics
  • Insurance Companies

Medical clerical positions are also available in research and care agencies, pharmaceutical firms, medical supply firms and related service businesses.

Flexible Schedules

Whether you are working while you attend school, or have other important priorities, Bredin College’s flexible course schedule makes it easy to find the time to get trained. Choose between morning or afternoon classes that only require 4 hours of your time each day. This way you can invest in your future while continuing to live your life.

Full-time students complete this program in 26 weeks*.

Small Classes

There are never more than 12-15 students per class so you can pick up skills more easily, get one-on-one attention, and get qualified to pursue your goals in less time.

Affordable Career Training

We are dedicated to offering an affordable career training option in Alberta. Get the skills you need with no filler courses to drag out the program and drive up costs.

Career Support

Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

Real-World Training

Medical Office Assistant students at Bredin take part in a 4-week practicum through hospitals, medical clinics and doctors’ offices. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working health care professionals.

Student Success

Our Student Success staff are here to support you in every step of the way! From personalized tutoring to one-on-one student support, a range of services is available to ensure that your journey at Bredin is successful and rewarding.

The Bredin College Difference

Providing Quality Career Training For Over 40 Years

Bredin College is a professional institution that provides industry-responsive educational programming to individuals across Alberta seeking training in business or health care
or requiring retraining during career transitions. Using a personalized and innovative approach to addressing student needs, the team at Bredin College is well-positioned
to guide individuals through career planning while leveraging community partnerships
to provide employment opportunities.

Financial Aid:
Funding Your Career Training

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESP’s. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Office Assistant Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Medical Office Assistant and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
*Program length when completed in normal time.

For immediate questions, give us a call at:
Edmonton: 780-784-2020
Calgary: 780-784-2020
Edmonton West/Spruce Grove: 780-571-8692
Red Deer: 403-967-1070