Fast-track your Health Care Career as a Unit Clerk/Medical Office Assistant

What's it like to be a Health Care Aide?

Did you know that you could start a healthcare career in less than a year? For those who want to contribute their skills in the faced paced environment of a hospital or clinic, or help to run the operations of a medical office, the ABES Unit Clerk/Medical Office Assistant (UC/MOA) program is worth learning more about.

Career Versatility with a Dual Certification

The ABES Unit Clerk and Medical Office Assistant program provides graduates with a dual certificate for both roles and opens the door to a variety of medical and healthcare roles.

Whether you see yourself working in a hospital alongside other medical professionals ensuring that patients receive top-quality care, or you want to explore your administrative and management skills in an office setting such as an optometrists office, pediatric clinic, or specialty healthcare center, UC/MOA is the best place to start.

Why Choose UC/MOA over Other Healthcare Careers?

In Alberta, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs often have waitlists and lengthy course durations, spanning multiple years. In contrast, UC/MOA is a strategic choice for those seeking to fast-track their healthcare career.

Check Out Malaika's UC/MOA Story:

Malaika was both a newcomer to Canada, and a new mother when she decided to continue her education and pursue a Unit Clerk/Medical Office Assistant certification with ABES College.

After deciding that the waitlists and program length of two years required to become an LPN didn't align with her needs, she chose to combine her management skills with healthcare education.

After completing the 8 month UC/MOA program, she is now assisting an optometrist and managing the operations of three optometry clinics. Malaika's success shows just one of the many amazing career paths that can be unlocked by a UC/MOA education.

Learn more about UC/MOA here, or get started with your application by scheduling a 15 minute call with an ABES Advisor.

Why Should You Get In Touch With An Advisor?

As a new Canadian learning about the support systems available to her, Malaika was happy to learn about government grants and support that made her dream of a health care career a reality. Without speaking with her ABES advisor, learning about these grants and getting valuable help with the application process might not have happened.


ABES is a small, privately owned school that provides not only traditional instruction but also places a priority on hands-on training. This means that in addition to learning in our labs, students will complete a practicum in the Calgary area. Employers look for students with hands-on skills, and our students are often hired during their Practicum experience. 

Additionally, ABES has a long history of partnering with the medical community and this is of great assistance in offering employment opportunities to our graduates.

Finally, ABES offers career placement services to our students so that they may enter the workforce as soon as possible after completing the program.

Start Your Journey at ABES College

Embrace a promising healthcare career in less than a year with the ABES UC/MOA program. Start your journey today.