PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
WetaskiwinIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
JanEdmontonIn 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: $6,697.00

International
Total: $17,677.00

 
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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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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