Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant (MOA)

The Peerless Training Institute is glad to offer its 26 weeks Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program. Medical Office Assistants, sometimes called Medical Office Administrators, play an important role in the healthcare system and keep medical offices or clinics running smoothly and efficiently.

Graduates of the Peerless Training Institute’s Medical Office Assistant program are often the first people to interact with patients, meaning they can shape the experience of an entire visit. From newborns to the elderly, their technical and interpersonal skills make a difference in patients’ lives on a daily basis.

Our Medical Office Assistant program not only teaches you the specialist skills required to be part of a health care team; but also core administrative skills that are transferable across all industries.

Among the specific topics covered in our Medical Office Assistant Program are:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Keyboarding
  • Medical Transcription
  • The fundamentals of the electronic health record
  • An overview of the MBS Medical Billing System
  • Diagnostic and lab procedures


Medical Office Assistant

Course Duration

34 Weeks Course


160 hours hands-on


Medical offices are fast-paced and rewarding workplaces. Medical office assistants (MOAs) need relevant, up-to-date training to thrive in this growing industry.

With an aging population and an increasing demand for a better quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. Throughout the North American healthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce. Our Medical Office Assistant program is therefore specifically designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates.

Learning in small class environments allows for opportunities to work on team projects and to connect with experienced knowledgeable faculty.

Peerless Training Institute’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program will help you to develop proficiency as a Medical Office Assistant in a wide variety of areas ranging from medical terminology to clinical office procedures.

Additional core course content includes:

  • The study of computer software applications used in medical office settings, office administration, patient relations and basic office accounting.
  • How to develop your communication and customer service skills to be able to meet various patient needs in a dynamic medical office setting.
  • The medical terminology used in the medical field and anatomy and physiology basics in order to understand the structure, purpose and function of the various body systems.
  • Understanding clinical procedures regarding infection control, sanitation, and sterilization.
  • Developing the medical transcription skills necessary to produce accurate medical reports from recorded dictation.

Because Peerless Training Institute’s Medical Office Assistant Program faculty members have updated healthcare industry related work experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends, senior administrative health-care environment and related technology requirements; you will greatly expand your skills portfolio.

Who Should Attend this Course:

Become a Certified Medical Office Assistant in 6 months with high-quality didactic in-class education at Peerless Training Institute and a more dedicated hands-on training and practicum from designated medical clinics in Calgary. Peerless Training Institute is a Private Career College accredited by the Alberta Advanced Education of Government of Alberta. Get certified in a matter of months with a state-of-the-art course that fits conveniently into your busy schedule and makes you competent and confident for your upcoming well-regarded work field.


You will advance your career opportunities by earning a Medical Office Assistant certificate that reflects high standards of learning.

Our MOA graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and or clinical support capacity in any medical field, and they will participate in the delivery of a variety healthcare industry tasks.

Career Opportunities:

Successful graduates of this program have the following career outlook:

  • Medical secretary
  • Medical office administrator
  • Clinic Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Long Term Care Support Personnel
  • Dental Office Assistant
  • Physiotherapy and Chiropractor Office Assistant.
  • Medical Receptionist/front desk officer.


Practicum Included with this program.

Medical Office Assistant

160 hours of practicum included


Course Duration:

Multiple scheduling options have been provided and designed for flexibility and convenience with your work schedule. 

We have full-time Monday to Friday and weekend classes to meet your availability. 

  • Morning Class (9:00am-14:30pm), 
  • Afternoon Class(13:00pm-18:30pm), 
  • Evening Class (16:30pm-22:00pm) and a 5 hours take home assignment per week for every shift. 
  • Weekend shifts (Saturday & Sunday) 9:00am -17:00pm,

with the remaining 10 hours to completed by attending any of the weekday classes according to your availability.

Admission Requirements:

  • Age 18 or over
  • Alberta high school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Alberta mature student with Canadian Adult Achievement (CAAT) test score of 450 or more
  • CLBA -7 in all brand for non-Canadian Permanent Residents, Citizens or Refuges with valid status.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to confidentiality and integrity.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Successful completion of admission interview and testing for adequate entry-level skills
  • A clear and relevant Criminal Records Check
  • A good command of the English language
  • An adequate level of physical health to meet requirements of the program and prospective employment.

Peerless Training Institute Contact Info

Location: 260-2635 37th Avenue, NE, Calgary, AB,

Phone: 403-230-2665


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Ongoing sessions for students living in Canada.

For international students the sessions are:

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

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