PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Program length  

3 terms

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Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


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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
  • 55% in English Language Arts 30-2
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Admission Requirements

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
  • 55% in English Language Arts 30-2

English Language Proficiency Requirements

This program is for students at a CLB 6 who require one term of English language training in order to meet the English language proficiency requirements (ELP) for the Health Care Aide program. Applicants must provide proof of their ELP level prior to admission.

Students who have completed LINC or ESL courses at NorQuest College with a minimum CLB 6 in each language skill will meet the ELP requirement.

Acceptable evidence of ELP may also include an ELP test result in any one of the following ranges:

  • CLBA: No section score below 6, and at least one section score below 7
  • IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall, with at least one section score below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 54 - 70
  • Duolingo: 95 - 104

ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

The following are not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum. There may be additional costs associated with completing these requirements.

  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • The following courses are required:
    • It's Your Move: XHLT 1070 (current within one year)
    • WHMIS: XBUS 1017 (current within three years)
    • BLS (CPR): XHLT 1200. For the duration of your practicum, you must hold BLS for Health Care Provider’s certification that has been completed within the last 12 months
    • HBPE: XHLT 1023 (current within three years)
  • Clear Police Information Check. Vulnerable Sector Check is also required if over 18 years of age.
  • Up-to-date immunization record - must be completed and a record submitted two weeks prior to the first clinical practice.
  • Completion of the AHS Information & Privacy online learning module.
  • Completion of the HSPNet consent form.
  • N95 mask fit testing as arranged by the program (current within two years).

See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details and instructions for all these requirements.

Progression

To progress into term two of the program, students will be required to demonstrate an ELP level that meets the requirements for the Health Care Aide program by taking a Duolingo English test.

Students must attain a pass grade in each course to progress through the program.

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all Health Care Aide courses to qualify for graduation.

A Provincial Comprehensive Exam must be completed within 60 days of the successful completion of HLTH 2551 to be eligible for graduation.