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The Medical-Pharmacy Assistant program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in working in a health care setting – both pharmaceutical and medical offices and/or practices – where a substantial component of skills required common to a variety of medical, pharmaceutical, and specialist professions.

The Medical Office Assistant specialized areas and common medical and office portions of this program provide the skills and knowledge to be a well-qualified, practicing medical office assistant (MOA) through training in medical terminology, communications, office and clinical procedures, billing and electronic health records, transcription, and keyboarding.

In addition, the program fosters the development of interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and the communication skills necessary to function professionally in a medical environment. Medical office (administrative) assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical clinics, and other medical settings.

The pharmacy portion prepares a student for an exciting and challenging career as a pharmacy assistant.  Students are provided with the technical, clerical, and medical skills to offer the essential support required by pharmacists with a clear understanding of the roles of pharmacists and others in the pharmacy profession and the pharmaceutical industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
  • High school graduation or equivalent*


  • Mature student status**


*From an English-language teaching institution.
**19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college’s admissions test.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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