Health Studies

NorQuest College is helping ensure Alberta is prepared to meet the growing need for continuing care and anticipated shortage of continuing care workers with the support of our nationally recognized continuing care career programs. We offer the largest Health Care Aide program and one of the largest Practical Nurse programs in Canada, along with several allied health programs. Our programs offer hands-on training, simulation labs, and practicum and work placements, giving students the practical skills to enter the workforce. And, NorQuest College graduates enjoy a 95% success rate in either finding employment or continuing their education.

Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    Varies

This post-diploma program prepares licensed practical nurses with the knowledge and skills for a specialized career in orthopaedics. It consists of three courses and a 300-hour practicum. Further your understanding of anatomy and physiology in relation to orthopaedics and orthopaedic radiology, assessment, and trauma.

  • Delivery

    Online anytime

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Arts and Sciences
  • Credential

    Course Credits

  • Program Length

    8 months

Begin your post-secondary journey at NorQuest College with our Arts and Sciences university transfer program. Complete up to 30 credits, which can be transferred to the second year of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree, or towards completion of a NorQuest College post-secondary program.

  • Delivery

    In person

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Dental Office Assistant
New Space Available

Dental Office Assistant

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    12 weeks

Provide essential administrative support to dental professionals and patients.

In this new 12-week program you will learn dental terminology, customer service, scheduling and billing software, and how to manage the daily business operations of a dental practice.

  • Delivery

    In person

Health Care Aide
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Health Care Aide

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

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.

  • Delivery

    In person, Online w/ in-person labs

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Health Care Leadership
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Health Care Leadership

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

Prepare for leadership and management roles within a health-care setting with theoretical knowledge and transferable skills focusing on leadership development, cultural sensitivity, communication, organizational behaviour, strategic planning, inter-professional collaboration, principles of adult education, and business fundamentals.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid

Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    2 years

Assist patients to overcome injuries or impairments as a valuable member of an interdisciplinary health-care team. You will develop a strong occupational and physical therapy assistant background, and learn to incorporate essential assistant-level skills in speech language therapy and therapeutic recreation.

  • Delivery

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

LPN Continuing Education Courses
  • Credential

    Completion Certificate

  • Program Length

    Varies

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) continuing education courses can be applied to your continuing competency profile. These are self-paced online education courses. You can register at any time and you will have 26 weeks to complete each course. A certificate of completion is awarded for each course successfully completed.

  • Delivery

    Custom, In person, Online

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    27 weeks

Learn to perform the critical work of sterilizing, packaging, and storing surgical and medical instruments to prevent and control the spread of infection. Upon graduation you will be prepared to write the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician certification exam through the Canadian Standards Association.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid

Medical Office Assistant
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    12 weeks

Considered a valuable asset to health-care teams, medical office assistants support physicians and other health-care professionals with essential administrative support.

NorQuest’s Medical Office Assistant program helps you get into the workforce quickly, and develop skills to perform a variety of tasks including scheduling, billing, and communications, in addition to using current office technology and software.

  • Delivery

    In person or online, Online anytime

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Optical Office Assistant
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Optical Office Assistant

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    12 weeks

Play an important role supporting ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, and opticians while providing a positive experience for patients and clients.

In this fast-paced 12-week program you will learn administrative skills to coordinate and manage patient care, as well as basic pre-testing skills used in optical practices, clinics, and other settings.

  • Delivery

    In person

Pharmacy Technician
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    2 years

In this nationally accredited diploma program, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in this fast-paced and highly respected occupation. This includes dispensing prescriptions, compounding medications, preparing sterile products, and providing patient care.

  • Delivery

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Practical Nurse
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    2 years

One of the largest in Canada, NorQuest College’s Practical Nurse program will prepare you to play a vital, frontline role in providing high-quality care to clients in a variety of health-care settings.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid, In person, Online w/ in-person labs

Practical Nurse Refresher
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    Up to 5 years

If you are a former Canadian-educated practical nurse or internationally educated nurse, acquire your license to work as a licensed practical nurse through a combination of transfer credit, prior learning and recognition portfolio, challenge exams, and part-time online learning.

  • Delivery

    Online w/ in-person labs

Therapeutic Recreation Certificate
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    1 year

The Therapeutic Recreation certificate program focuses on the knowledge and skills required to plan, implement and evaluate individual or group therapeutic recreation and social activities.

Following successful completion, graduates may continue on to the Therapeutic Recreation Diploma program.

  • Delivery

    Online w/ in-person labs

Therapeutic Recreation Diploma
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    2 years

Learn how to enhance your clients’ quality of life through leisure activities. Gain knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate individual and group therapeutic recreation and social activities, and explore the concepts, theory, and practical experiences related to leadership and critical thinking.

  • Delivery

    Online w/ in-person labs

Veterinary Office Assistant
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    12 weeks

As a valued member of the team in clinical, emergency, or specialty hospital settings, veterinary office assistants support veterinarians and technicians with essential administrative and basic veterinary medicine skills.

Get into the workforce quickly and develop skills in customer service, communications, current office technology, and more.

  • Delivery

    In person or online, Online anytime