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Health Care Aide

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
AprOnlinePT Online w/ in-person labs
MonWorkplacePT Custom
Open
Waitlist
Full
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

23 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $2,800.00
Total fees: $967.50
International
Total tuition: $8,650.00
Total fees: $967.50

 
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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
AprilOnline
Part-timeOnline w/ in-person labsAnytime
MonthlyWorkplace
Part-timeCustomDaytime
Open
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
Program Status Definitions
Open: Program is currently accepting applications.
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.

The following are the program start dates for the 2018/19 academic year:

Program Delivery Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Edmonton (full-time) Sep 4, 2018 – Jan 29, 2019
Oct 9, 2018 – Mar 8, 2019
Feb 4, 2019 – Jun 27, 2019
Mar 18, 2019 – Aug 5, 2019
Edmonton (part-time evenings) Sep 4, 2018 – Apr 9, 2019 Mar 4, 2019 – Sep 24, 2019
Drayton Valley (part-time evenings/weekends) Oct 15, 2018 – Jun 25, 2019 N/A
Wetaskiwin (part-time evenings/weekends) Oct 15, 2018 – Jun 25, 2019 N/A
Vegreville (part-time evenings/weekends) Nov 13, 2018 – Jul 26, 2019 N/A
Online (part-time online) Oct 1, 2018 – Apr 9, 2019 Apr 1, 2019 – Sep 24, 2019
Workplace delivery
(eight-month option)
Starts first of each month, excluding January
Workplace delivery
(12-month option)
Starts first of each month, excluding January

Full-time Delivery

  • 21-week program
  • In-person daytime classes, Monday to Friday
  • Instructor-led classes, labs, and practicum
  • Edmonton Downtown Campus
  • The February intake is eligible for U-Pass in the Winter term, but not in the Spring term
  • The March intake is ineligible for health and dental insurance and U-Pass benefits

Part-time Delivery (Edmonton, Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin, and Vegreville)

  • Part-time in-person evening and weekend classes:
    • Edmonton Downtown: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
    • Drayton Valley: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and two Saturdays per month from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Wetaskiwin: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and two Saturdays per month from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Vegreville: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and two Saturdays per month from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
      • Classess will take place at:
        Vegreville Care Centre
        4525 50 Street
        Vegreville, Alberta  T9C 0A1
  • Instructor-led classes, labs, and practicum
  • Includes two practicums totalling 200 hours of instructor-supported clinical practice

Online Part-time Delivery

  • Learning material is delivered online and through accompanying textbook
  • All coursework is completed online; courses are offered sequentially with active participation required
  • 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 Education

  • 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
  • Monthly start dates are available, excluding January
  • Students have the choice of eight or 12 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