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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
WetaskiwinIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
JanEdmontonIn person
Drayton ValleyIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
MayEdmontonIn person
MonWorkplaceCustom
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

2 terms

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $6,347.00

International
Total: $16,607.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 20-2 or equivalent
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Overview

NorQuest’s Health Care Aide program is among the largest in Canada and prepares you to be part of a health-care team in a variety of different settings, providing frontline care to clients in need of assistance.

Student Success

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

  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to a vehicle to travel to complete their practicum
  • have access to a computer and basic computer skills

Applicants should review the job requirements listed below and assess your ability to fulfill the demands of the health care aide occupation.

As a health care aide, you must be able to:

  • work day, evening, and night shifts any day of the week
  • be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • bend, squat and lift up to 40 pounds to move clients who have minimal body strength
  • function effectively in stressful situations
  • perform all skills independently

Health Care Aide Workplace Education

Are you currently working as a health care aide, or in an equivalent care-giving position, and want to become certified? The Health Care Aide Workplace Education option is offered throughout Alberta in partnership with health-care employers. It can be taken over eight months, allowing you to study at home and have your skills assessed by a NorQuest College trained tutor at your worksite. During the program, you will need to work 200 hours in a client care role to meet program requirements. Contact hca.workplace@norquest.ca to find out if your facility offers this option.

  • Paced study is combined with practice opportunities with your employer and agency tutor
  • For Fall 2020, workplace students must begin studies in September
  • Students interested in this program must consult their employer

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes three practicums totalling 320 hours.

Location

Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Online, Wetaskiwin, Workplace