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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
JanEdmontonIn person
EdmontonIn person
Drayton ValleyIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
MayEdmontonIn person
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

8 months

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $6,347.00

International
Total: $16,607.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 20-2 or equivalent
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Overview

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.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to a vehicle to travel to complete their practicum
  • have access to a computer and basic computer skills

Applicants should review the job requirements listed below and assess your ability to fulfill the demands of the health care aide occupation.

As a health care aide, you must be able to:

  • work day, evening, and night shifts any day of the week
  • be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • bend, squat and lift up to 40 pounds to move clients who have minimal body strength
  • function effectively in stressful situations
  • perform all skills independently

The Health Care Aide Workplace Education option is offered throughout Alberta in partnership with health-care employers. Consult your employer if you are interested in this program option.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes three practicums totalling 320 hours.

Location

Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Online, Wetaskiwin, Workplace