Programs & Courses

Explore the education programs offered at Royal Alberta College.

The following programs are APPROVED and Designated as an International Learning Program and are eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit. DLI Number O142243313422

The Royal Alberta College has two approved and licensed programs:

Approved courses are:

  1. The Multi-Language Educational Assistant Undergraduate Diploma Program – Is accepting students for September/October 2019 Intake. 
  2. The Multi-Language Medical Office Assistant Undergraduate Diploma Program – Is NOT accepting students. 

                Overview of Undergraduate Diploma Programs:


The Multi-Language Educational Assistant Program –

This program students will learn how to become multi-functional educational assistants that will support students as part of a multidisciplinary team. Students will learn from Alberta Certified Teachers and Alberta Educators on the required techniques on how to support teachers and other support personnel to provide meaningful instructional and non-instructional tasks. Admissions will be given preference to those applicants that have worked with children in a formal setting such as in a school, daycare, childcare, children’s hospital, children’s retail establishment.

This program will reduce the classroom ration of teachers to students by providing qualified and capable assistants that also can offer further assistance to newcomers and recently settled immigrants in Alberta.

The course curriculum is delivered entirely in English, yet the focus is for those students that have a working knowledge of other languages other than English as their primary language, the preferable secondary languages include, are listed in the course outline.

The following “ideal traits” have compiled from interviews with Alberta Certified Teachers and School Administrators on what they deem as ideal for a person to have to be effective within a classroom setting.

Ideal traits:

This list is not inclusive, as these “ideal traits” will continue to evolve, yet this list should provide you with a firm understanding of what are the minimal requirements; which include and are not limited to:

  • Students must already have an interest in working with children, admissions will be given preference to those applicants that have worked with children in a formal setting (school, daycare, childcare, children’s hospital)
  • Students must have the ability to communicate in English effectively.
    Students must have an understanding of technology and how to author documentation.
  • Students must showcase empathy, have tolerance, patience and be understanding of other people’s needs.
  • Students must be compassionate and understanding while working with children who have learning, physical or psychological needs.
  • Students cannot sit and wait for direction, and they must be proactive in having the ability to work independently.
  • Students must have the willingness and the ability to learn new things and systems.
  • Students must have confidence and be able to articulate their thoughts professionally to all stakeholders at all times.

Multi-Language Medical Office Assistant (MOA) – Not offered until Spring of 2020

Medical Office Assistants are considered as a valuable asset to the health care team, medical office assistants support physicians and other healthcare professionals with essential administrative support. Students learn how to work in a multidisciplinary team an essential skills to become employable in the workforce quickly and develop skills to perform a variety of tasks including scheduling, billing, word processing, communications, and more.

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • enjoy working with the public
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to transportation to complete their practicum
  • have access to a computer, internet connection, and basic keyboarding/computer skills
  • are able to work shift work
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
  • work well in a team environment
  • can type 45 words per minute before the program starts

Within this program, the course curriculum is delivered entirely in English, yet the focus is for those students that  have working knowledge of other languages other than English as their primary language, the preferable secondary languages include, yet are not limited to (not listed in particular order)

  • French,
  • Italian
  • Cree
  • German,
  • Arabic
  • Punjabi,
  • Hindi
  • Philippines
  • Chinese dialects
  • Cantonese
  • Vietnamese,
  • Ukrainian,
For further information please refer to the course outline.