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3 required courses (65 hours)


Online | Learn more


Complete in 4 months, or up to 3 years

Medical terminology is a specialized language specific to the health-care field.

Build a strong vocabulary of medical terms with these medical terminology courses. Increase your communication skills as a health-care professional or prepare for additional education in the health sciences field. Through self-paced readings and quizzes, you learn word origins, abbreviations and symbols so you can understand complex medical language.

Understand and analyze terminology used to describe common diseases, symptoms and treatments in regards to human anatomy and body systems. Study how medical words are composed, and show your learning in exercises and quizzes. Learn and understand how to apply medical terms.

Build your understanding of medical terms as they relate to the human body, body structures, gross anatomy, skeletal systems and the reproductive system.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere

 Important notice: Effective September 1, 2024, the Medical Terminology Extension Certificate program is suspended.

Current students will have the opportunity to complete the required courses from February to July 2024. After September 1, 2024, these courses will no longer be scheduled.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 403.440.6867.

Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Medical Terminology I ON ON ON
Medical Terminology II ON ON ON
Medical Terminology III ON ON ON



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details


Minimum required

3 Course(s)

Complete three required courses to earn your extension certificate.

Courses in this certificate have prerequisites.

Special savings

Register for three or more courses in this program at once and receive a 5% discount. Note, discounts will not be applied retroactively after payment has already been received and registration is finalized.

Discount will be applied at checkout.

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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Have a question about our programs or need help with course registration? Call or email us:

403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



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