Helping Canadians get back to work.

Alberta Business and Education Services (ABES)

221 18th Street SE, #10, Calgary AB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Become a Medical Office Assistant or Unit Clerk 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 program! Take advantage of this unique opportunity, and enroll in Alberta Business & Educational Services’ (ABES) dual certificate program, which allows students to be certified as both a Unit Clerk and a Medical Office Assistant in just 26 weeks.

    Our Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant course 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.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Program Highlights

    • Get the training you need to begin a rewarding new career in the healthcare industry!
    • Plenty of stable, high-paying jobs available with a strong job outlook
    • Graduates enjoy a 92% employment rate within 90 days of graduation
    • More than 95% of applicants qualify for funding
    • Flexible evening/weekend schedule available

    What is a Health Care Aide?

    As a Health Care Aide, you’ll have the rewarding job of caring for patients and improving the quality of life for people who are ill or disabled. It’s an extremely fulfilling line of work for anyone with a nurturing personality. Health Care Aides can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities, and other medical locations.

  • Become a Certified Medical Lab Assistant through Calgary’s ABES

    In partnership with Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS), this full-time program prepares graduates for work in hospitals, patient service centers, and clinical laboratories. Alberta Business & Educational Services’ (ABES) Medical Lab Assistant course will help you become fully qualified.

    Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) Partnership

    In 2004, CLS approached Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES), and requested we run the Medical Lab Assistant program in Calgary in order to solve a shortage of MLAs in the industry. As a result of successfully addressing their issues, we have remained partners ever since. This relationship has been very advantageous for our students, because it allows our program to grow with the times, and to develop the most current techniques and skillsets necessary for success in the field.

  • Join the Medical Device Reprocessing Program at ABES, Calgary

    Our Medical Device Reprocessing Program has recently undergone a name change; it was formerly called the Sterile Processing Technician program. This 40-week program runs in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS). The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program is designed to provide students with the necessary technical skills, employment preparation skills, as well as all other practical and essential skills necessary for working in the field. Students must have 2 years Post-Secondary training in Health Care or Life Sciences to qualify for admission.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • Program Highlights

    • Get the training you need to begin a rewarding new career in the human services industry!
    • Plenty of stable, high-paying jobs available with a strong job  outlook
    • More than 95% of applicants qualify for funding

    What is a Community Support Worker?

    Community Support Workers help people deal with personal and social problems. They teach related skills and provide information and support. Community Support Workers strive to improve the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of vulnerable adults, children, youth and families.

Calgary Campus

Start a New Career at Our Vocational Medical School in Calgary

Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES) was incorporated March 28, 1991. Since then, we have provided an educational environment in Calgary that gives adult learners the training and support needed to enter the workforce. ABES has provided training in more than 50 program areas during our 20+ years of operation, and currently offers a variety of health care and medical school training programs. Additionally, ABES is currently licensed as a Private Vocational School under the Private Vocational Training Act. Are you considering a career in health care but not sure a traditional medical school in Calgary is right for you? We have your solution!

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.