Ashton College’s Healthcare and Human Services programs prepare students for successful careers in medical, healthcare and social services fields.
Our state-of-the-art facilities and emphasis on practical real-life education allow students to immerse themselves in their future professions and gain the skills, experiences and hands-on knowledge needed to succeed the areas of medicine, special care, community support, caregiving and special education. Our programs and courses are led by experienced industry professionals who are practitioners in their respective fields. Students complete a field practicum to further enhance their practical skills.
Health Care Assistant Diploma and Medical Office Assistant Diploma programs focus on expanding the students’ knowledge and skills needed in the medical and healthcare fields. Graduates of these programs have multiple opportunities for career advancement and growth, including working in the physician’s offices, clinics, public or private hospitals, nursing homes, or community health centre settings.
Career Opportunities: medical office professionals, medical clerks, electronic transcriptionist, medical billing specialists, home support, assisted living, healthcare assisting, and many other areas.
Human Services Programs
Community Support Worker Diploma and Special Education Assistant Diploma programs allow Ashton graduates to gain a fast entrance into the job market. Our programs are designed to provide each student with a thorough understanding of developmental and physical disabilities, psychology of human development, and effective ways to communicate with and provide support to individuals with special needs.
Career Opportunities: child and youth programs, rehabilitation centres, home support teams, public and private schools, behaviour intervention assistance, residential group homes, community living agencies, among other fields.