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Healthcare | Ashton College

Our healthcare programs prepare students for successful careers in the medical, health care and social services fields. The emphasis on practical, real-life education allows students to immerse themselves in their future profession. Students gain the skills, experiences, and knowledge needed to succeed. Focus areas include medicine, special care, community support, caregiving and special education. Experienced faculty members mentor students and help them to develop the specialized knowledge and skills required to launch their careers. Students often complete a field practicum to further enhance their practical skills.
Our Medical Office Assistant Diploma program focuses 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. This could mean working in a doctor’s office, clinic, public or private hospital, nursing home or community health setting.
Our Unit Clerk Certificate Course prepares graduates for various medical and administrative environments. Unit Clerks are responsible for looking after the administrative and clerical requirements of a health care unit. They enable the team to function smoothly and effectively.

Career Opportunities

Medical office professionals, medical clerks, electronic transcriptionist, medical billing specialists, home support, assisted living, healthcare assisting, and many other areas.

Healthcare Courses

Health Information Management Diploma (Online)

Health Information Management is a growing field within the healthcare industry that focuses on using information technology to organize health information.

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Unit Clerk Certificate (In-Class and Online)

The Unit Clerk Course is designed to prepare graduates for employment as a Unit Clerk, Health Unit Clerk, Hospital Unit Clerk or Nursing Unit Clerk.

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Medical Office Assistant Course Online (In-Class and Online)

The Medical Office Assistant Diploma program trains students to become skilled and conscientious professionals in various medical and healthcare environments. Students will study a range of subjects, including medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, administrative and clinical procedure, communication skills and more.

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The highlight of the program was my practicum! It really allowed me to put all of the knowledge I learned during the course into practice.

Jennifer Erbiceanu – Unit Clerk Alumni, 2021

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