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

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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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

Note: Academic admission requirements are different from English language proficiency (ELP) requirements. NorQuest College English for Academic Purposes courses may be used to meet both requirements. See below for details.

Health Care Aide workplace education delivery applications only:

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

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of ELP prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

  • IELTS Academic: 6; no section score below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • CELPIP General: 7; no section score below 6

See Admissions Process for the steps to becoming a student.

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 course is required; a certificate will be awarded upon completion:
    • XHLT 1070 (current within one year)
    • XBUS 1017 (current within three years)
    • 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
    • XHLT 1023 (current within three years)
  • Clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check. The original Police Information Check must be submitted in person, or by mail. Photocopies, faxes, scans, or emails are not accepted. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Up-to-date immunization record.* See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Completion of the AHS Information & Privacy online learning module. Sign the Confidentiality and User Agreement on the last page of the module.
  • Read and sign the HSPNet consent form.
  • N95 mask fit testing as arranged by the program (current within two years).

Submit the required certificates and forms listed above (unless otherwise indicated):

* Immunization requirements:

  • For regional part-time delivery students, up-to-date immunizations must be completed and a record submitted two weeks prior to entry into the program.
  • For full-time, all other part-time, and online delivery students, up-to-date immunizations must be completed and a record submitted two weeks prior to the first clinical practice.

International students must obtain a co-op work permit before beginning the work-integrated learning component of the program. A medical exam may also be required. See Co-Op Work Permit for more information.

Progression

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

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all 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.

Honours Criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses