Medical & Dental Programs

Medical Assistant taking a patient's blood pressure.
Healthcare students learn hands-on in a variety of real-world clinic settings

If you’re a compassionate person, interested in working with and helping others and you’re looking to get established in a rewarding professional career, training in a Medical or Dental career could be an excellent opportunity for you.

Medical & Dental Program Options:

  • Practical Nurse

    Becoming a Practical Nurse is a rewarding and inspiring career path, ideal for individuals who thrive in fast-paced environments, enjoy working with people and are interested in a career that contributes to the comfort and well-being of others.

  • Practical Nurse Access Program

    Are you a Health Care Assistant or Registered Care Aide? Get credit for your experience and move into Practical Nursing in less time.

  • Health Care Assistant

    Health Care Assistants (HCA), sometimes called Health Care Aides, provide important personal assistance and support services for a wide variety of medical clients including elderly patrons, injured or disabled persons and chronically ill people who require short term assistance or ongoing support.

  • Dental Assistant

    The Dental Assistant II Program from Discovery Community College provides the specialized hands-on training, practical experience and necessary clinical skills it takes to become a professional Dental Assistant.

  • Medical & Dental Office Management

    The Medical Dental Office Management Diploma program from Discovery Community College is designed to give you the skills required to effectively manage a medical clinic, doctors’ office, specialists’ office or clinic, hospital, chiropractic office, optometry office, dentists’ office, or a government-related agency such as public health.

Job Growth in B.C.’s Healthcare Sector

According to B.C. Stats and Work Futures B.C., employment levels in B.C.’s healthcare sector have grown by 28% since 1997 – which is higher than average for all industries. Employment within healthcare will continue to grow over the coming years as our population ages – particularly in the areas of residential care, nursing and dentistry.

People will always need high-quality medical care. That’s why medical careers are often less affected by economic change. Individuals interested in helping others to live well and maintain good health enjoy secure, rewarding careers in the healthcare industry.

Not sure what career is right for you? We Can Help!

A friendly and knowledgeable Discovery Admissions Advisor would be happy to answer any questions you have. You can even come in for a tour of our labs and facilities and see for yourself just what it’s like to work and train in healthcare.

For more information, give us a call at 1-877-959-3443.

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