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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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

Program length

8 months

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.

Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Career Potential

Health care aides (HCA) work under the direct or indirect supervision of a regulated health professional, such as a nurse, in a variety of settings including:

  • assisted living facilities
  • home care
  • long-term care

Health care aides provide basic health services, assistance and support with daily living activities for clients who have medical conditions or major functional limitations.

In Alberta, the health care aide profession is unregulated. To ensure consistent training of the health care aide workforce in Alberta, the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum is used by licensed post-secondary institutions.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to work in continuing care institutions, home care agencies, group homes, assisted or supportive living facilities, day programs, specialized care centres and programs, acute care hospitals, and private care.

For more information on related careers, see:

To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report.