Program Highlights

Here's what you can expect to encounter in your education and career as a Unit Clerk or Medical Office Assistant:
  • Orientation to the Role of Unit Clerk and Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Terminology - The Language of Medicine
  • Applied Written Communication/English Skills
  • Applied Computer and Productivity Skills
  • Health Unit Coordinator Module:
    • Order Processing
    • Computerized Data Entry Systems
    • ADT (Admitting, Discharge, Transfer of Patients)
    • Chart Management
    • Conflict Resolution Medical
    • Office Assistant Module
    • Billing Resumes and Interviews
The Calgary market is ripe for graduates of our Unit Clerk + Medical Office Assistant diploma program. Take advantage of this unique opportunity, and enroll in the ABES dual diploma program, which allows students to be certified as both a Unit Clerk and a Medical Office Assistant in just 27 weeks.

Start your Application Now

Enroll now and receive a $1000 tuition credit for June 20th start date

Fill out the form below and one of our Admissions Advisors will contact you to begin your application for the Unit Clerk + Medical Office Assistant diploma program, and answer any questions you have.

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Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant: What do UC/MOAs do?

Our Unit Clerk + Medical Office Assistant diploma program is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge and real-world practical skills you need to assist patients and personnel at any type of medical establishment. Alberta Health Services (AHS) provides Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES) with many resources, including a training environment for Sunrise Clinical Management (SCM), a software program used by all patient care units in Calgary hospitals.

Our Unit Clerk + Medical Office Assistant diploma program provides students with the following industry-specific education:

    • A 6-week practicum with AHS or a private medical office, so students can experience a true work environment gain valuable experience.
    • Extensive training on data input and computer skills, including the use of SCM and other health care software programs.
    • All-encompassing training so you can fill any position, including Admitting Clerk, Health Records Clerk, Chart Management Clerk, and Hospital Unit Clerk.

    Get the Exact Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant Training Calgary Employers Want

    Due to our strategy of developing programs with the cooperation and input of relevant partners, such as Alberta Health Services, the health care industry knows that ABES’ programs best prepare students for employment.

    Career Opportunities

    Find a UC/MOA career in the following fields and locations:

    • Hospital Unit
    • Outpatient Clinic
    • Long-term Care Facility
    • Specialist Medical Clinic
    • Private Medical Office
    • Private Paramedical Office

    Potential Salary

    $44,168-$46,6761*
    $23.51 / Hour Median

    Based on experience and employer.

    *2021 data from ca.talent.com

    6 Week Practicum Placement

    We give UC/MOA students the experience needed to fine-tune skills and get hired upon graduating

    Many diploma recipients secure their first career position because of the experience gained during their practicum.

    Your practicum gives you the real-world experience that employers seek, and allows you to network with peers and potential employers while builidng skills. Our parnterships with AHS and private medical offices ensure students are working in relevant practicum positions that have a potential to turn into full time employment opportunities.

    Start your Application Now.

    Enroll now and receive a $1000 tuition credit for June 20th start date

    Fill out the form below and one of our Admissions Advisors will contact you to begin your application for the Unit Clerk + Medical Office Assistant diploma program, and answer any questions you have.

    Please fill in required fields *

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    What Our Students Have to Say

    Trust the Process

    Studying at ABES College has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The instructors and staff are a top-rate as they want their students to do well and they are very supportive in every step of the way. I am very thankful for all the staff of ABES College as they have been a part of my successful journey and I wouldn't achieve what I have achieved without the caring environment. One piece of advice I would like to give to future students is "just trust the process!"

    Angelyn P.

    Great School

    ABES College is a great school! If you want a career in health care this is the place to go. They have a great reputation with CLS and Alberta Health Services. They will give you everything you need to start in health care down to scrubs to wear. I would recommend anyone to take a program here. The staff and teachers really care about students. They will help you reach your goals.

    Vicky B. 


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    What is the Job Outlook for Unit Clerks and Medical Office Assistants in Calgary?

    Did you know that Calgary has a shortage of Unit Clerks and Medical Office Assistants? 
    This means the Calgary market is ripe for graduates of our Unit Clerk + Medical Office Assistant diploma program! Take advantage of this unique opportunity, and enroll in Alberta Business & Educational Services’ (ABES) dual diploma program, which allows students to be certified as both a Unit Clerk and a Medical Office Assistant in just 27 weeks.

    Can I Qualify for Financial Aid?

    Yes! More than 95% of applicants qualify for financial aid.

    Many applicants—such as those with children, those who didn’t work last year, and those who recently arrived in Canada—will qualify for free grants automatically, and even those with a high income will usually qualify for some aid.

    In short: if you’re worried about the cost of the program, schedule a time to chat with an Admissions Advisor. They can help give you a better idea of how much financial aid you will qualify for.

    Learn More About Financial Options

    The ABES College Difference

    What Makes ABES Different from Other Schools?

    We stand out from other schools for 3 big reasons:
    • As a small, privately owned school, ABES guarantees hands-on training for every student.
    •  Unlike other schools, all our programs offer practicum in the Calgary area—making it easier for you to stay local. (Many students get their first job offer while they’re still on practicum)
    • Finally, we stand out for our extensive connections in the medical community. Thanks to our relationships with local healthcare facilities and other prominent employers, our graduates have an easy road to employment.