Health Care Aide

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Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

What it costs for September 2022

The amounts listed are based on a full-time course load and are estimates, so should not be used as actual numbers. All amounts listed are in Canadian (CAD) currency.

If you are planning on taking a part-time course load, try our tuition and fees estimator to get an idea of how much it will cost you.

Tuition estimate+ Fees estimate= Total estimate
Term 1 $3,262.50 + $967.50 = $4,230
Term 2 $3,262.50 + $488.50 = $3,751
Total estimate $6,525 + $1,456 = $7,981

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Tuition estimate+ Fees estimate= Total estimate
Term 1 $8,550 + $967.50 = $9,517.50
Term 2 $8,550 + $488.50 = $9,038.50
Total estimate $17,100 + $1,456 = $18,556

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  Tuition estimate + Fees estimate = Total estimate
$2,592 + 576 = $3,168
Total estimate $2,592 + $576 = $3,168

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NorQuest College Student Financial Aid helps you see the financial resources you are eligible for. The Health Care Aide program qualifies for several funding options.

Courses for September 2022

You must complete nine courses and the Provincial Comprehensive Exam to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in eight months as a full-time student. See Part-time study options for what you should know if you choose to study part-time. The Provincial Comprehensive Exam must be completed within 60 days of the successful completion of HLTH 2551.

Courses in this program must be taken in a certain sequence to match Government of Alberta requirements. Contact the program area or student navigator to discuss the order and availability of courses that can be taken to complete the program over three terms.

Credits needed for full-time status: 11 credits per term

Term 1 - 16 weeks, 5 courses
Term 2 - 16 weeks, 4 courses
HCA Provincial Comprehensive Exam, 1 course

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