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Health Careers

Applications now open for classes starting September 2022!

Northern Lakes College has some of the most successful Health Career programs in western Canada. Due to an aging population, it is projected that career growth in health services will far outpace any other sector of jobs in Alberta. Health programs at Northern Lakes College ladder into other programs, offering graduates future career opportunities. Programs offer practical, onsite training with experienced professionals. Graduates leave confident and ready to start their career!

Program Dates

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Advanced Care Paramedic
September - June

Health Care Aide:
September - June

Health Care Aide (eSTEP Program):
March - February

Practical Nurse:
September - May

Primary Care Paramedic:
September - June

Delivery Methods Explained

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Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location. 

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.

Explore our Health Careers programs

Health Care Aide Programs

Health Care Aide Programs

Accessible Health Care Aide programs for those at the beginning of their career and for those who are non-certified and are seeking certification.

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Paramedic Programs

Paramedic Programs

The field of paramedicine offers an exciting and rewarding career. NLC conveniently offers Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic programs.

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Practical Nurse

Practical Nurse

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in health care, then becoming a Practical Nurse could be the ideal profession for you!

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