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My Experience in Herzing's MOA Diploma Program

Sep 23, 2019 12:46:02 PM

Photo: Priscilla Grant on graduation day from the Medical Office Administration program at Herzing College Ottawa

Wondering what it's like to become a medical office administrator (MOA)? Want to know more about training, careers, and getting started in this field?

Who better to talk to than Priscilla Grant? Priscilla recently completed the Medical Office Administrator program at Herzing College Ottawa.

She went straight into a full-time medical office position after graduation, and has transitioned very smoothly into her new career.

And she did it all while working part-time and caring for two children under the age of 6!

We interviewed Priscilla earlier this month to learn more about her story, and see how things are going at work.

Find out what Priscilla thought of Herzing's MOA program, her most and least favourite parts of training, and how she landed such a great job at Carefor Health and Community Services.

Here are the highlights from our conversation.

Your Quick Guide to the New Occupational Health and Safety Program

Sep 19, 2019 1:35:44 PM

Herzing College Ottawa is happy to announce a brand new diploma program called Occupational Health and Safety. It’s 11 months total, including an 8-week internship. We already offer this program in Toronto and Winnipeg, and are excited to add it to the Ottawa campus. 

Want to Work in Accounting and Payroll? 5 Steps to Take First

Sep 6, 2019 1:08:56 PM

What’s it really like to work in accounting and payroll? Will you feel happy in this role? What about job opportunities where you live—how hard will it be to find your first job? 

All good questions for anyone considering a career in this field. If you’re thinking about investing in accounting and payroll training, you need answers to these questions before you get started. 

That’s what this post is all about. These are the first 5 steps you should take, and the things you should know, before you start training and commit to this career path. 

Meet Pauline: Becoming a Personal Support Worker Changed My Life

Aug 27, 2019 1:14:28 PM

Pauline Hughes-Derome, Personal Support Worker student at Herzing College Ottawa

At 58 years old, Pauline Hughes-Derome figured it was too late to change careers. And at her age, she assumed going back to school wasn't even an option.

After all, she already had a stable job in accounting, years of business experience, and no reason to make a move. 

But then everything changed when her sister got cancer, and Pauline became her primary care-giver. 

Want to Become an Office Manager? Training & Skills You Need to Get Hired

Aug 14, 2019 11:53:29 AM

What does it take to get promoted into an office manager role? Some people spend years in administrative support jobs, but can't seem to make the transition into management.

Experience is definitely a key factor in landing a leadership position—but it's not the only factor. Business managers need a specific skillset to effectively run an office, manage a team of support staff, and help the company meet its goals.

Whether you're just starting out in business, or already have admin experience, you'll need to build this skillset to break into management.

Becoming a Pharmacy Assistant: Training, Careers & Life at Work

Aug 5, 2019 9:45:54 AM

Becoming a pharmacy assistant is the perfect choice for someone who wants an in-demand career in healthcare—without spending years earning a university degree.

Are you patient, a good communicator, eager to help others, and highly detail-focused? Are you interested in pharmacology, healthcare products, and the process of preparing prescription drugs?

This is the profile of a successful pharmacy assistant student.

In this post, we explain all the steps involved in becoming a pharmacy assistant in Ontario. We break down how to get your pharmacy assistant diploma, career options after college, and what to expect at work.

Our Top 3 Business Programs in Ottawa: Which Diploma Should You Choose?

Jul 26, 2019 8:58:44 AM

Business Management students at Herzing College Ottawa, showing off their Dean's List certificates for academic excellence

Meet David: Computer Networking Grad Lands the Perfect Job

Jun 27, 2019 10:10:09 AM

David Thibodeau on graduation day at Herzing College Ottawa (Computer Networking Technology Program)

You really never know where life will take you. Most people switch jobs several times before settling into the right position. Others head back to school later in life to learn a completely new set of skills—and end up in a career they never imagined.

David Thibodeau is a perfect case in point. He started a career in computer technology 10 years ago, gave it up to work in construction—and then found himself back at Herzing last year, studying tech all over again!

Pharmacy Assistant vs Pharmacy Technician: What's the Big Difference?

Jun 14, 2019 12:06:41 PM

Updated May 2021

What's the difference between a pharmacy assistant and a pharmacy technician?

We get this question a lot! People who are considering training in this field always want to know how a pharmacy assistant is different from a pharmacy technician—and which career path they should choose.

In this post, we'll break down the key differences between these two roles. We'll also give an overview of what to expect in pharmacy assistant training, in case you decide to go that route.

Here's what you need to know.

Comparing Business Management Programs? What to Expect at Herzing

Jun 6, 2019 1:12:31 PM

Business management students pose for a class photo at the Herzing College Ottawa campus

There are a lot of business diplomas out there. There are general programs in business administration. There are specialized programs, covering everything from accounting and payroll to supply chain management.

At all our campuses combined, Herzing offers 8 different kinds of business training! Which one should you choose?

If you want to run a business or lead a team, you're probably leaning toward management training. And if you've landed on this blog post, maybe you're considering Herzing for that training.