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Health Care Aide

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
EdmontonOnline w/ in-person labs
WorkplaceCustom
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

23 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $3,591.50

International
Total: $9,441.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • minimum of English Language Arts 10-1 (or provincial equivalent), or successful completion of NorQuest academic assessment

Health Care Aide workplace education delivery applicants only:

  • all program admission requirements listed
  • must be currently employed as a front-line caregiver in a participating agency
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Program Deliveries

StartLocationDelivery
SeptemberEdmonton
Full-timeIn personDaytime
Edmonton
Part-timeOnline w/ in-person labsAnytime
Workplace
Part-timeCustomDaytime
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
Program Status Definitions
Open: Program is currently accepting applications.
Limited: Program is accepting applications and reserving seats for select student populations. Applications will be considered for a waitlist.
Waitlist: Program is currently at capacity and accepting applications for a waitlist. If you are on the waitlist, seats often become available one week prior to the start of the term and during the first week of classes, and can be filled by students who are able to attend on short notice. Check your MyMail regularly so you don’t miss an opportunity.
Full: Program is at capacity, and is no longer accepting applications.
Upcoming: Program is not yet accepting applications.

Part-time Online Delivery

  • Learning material is delivered online and through an accompanying textbook.
  • All coursework is completed online; courses are offered sequentially, with active participation required over 30 weeks
  • Instructor assistance by email
  • Course exams are completed online
  • Attendance is mandatory in labs and workshops at the Edmonton Downtown Campus only, which may require students to travel
  • Includes two practicums totaling 200 hours of instructor-led practicum within the greater Edmonton area, or instructor-supported practicum in a facility in your geographic location outside of the greater Edmonton area with an assigned clinical mentor
  • Site visits, supervision, and evaluation are done by a NorQuest instructor

Workplace Delivery

Are you currently working as a health care aide, or in an equivalent care-giving position, and want to become certified? The workplace delivery 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.

  • This option is offered throughout Alberta in partnership with continuing care and home care employers
  • Paced study is combined with practice opportunities with your employer and agency tutor
  • For Fall 2019, workplace students must begin studies in September
  • Students have eight months to complete the program
  • Students are able to combine work and school by studying at home and practicing their skills at work
  • Students interested in this program must consult their employer