This short program is suitable for non-certified Health Care Aides who wish to receive recognition for their knowledge and experience. Travel to a Northern Lakes College campus may be required to assess your skills. Expenses relating to required travel are the students' responsibility. You may start the 1st day of any month (with the exception of July and August) if you register by the 10th day of the previous month.
The Health Care Aide Program follows the Government of Alberta's curriculum. You must enrol in and complete HFDN0001 Working Safely and Effectively as a Health Care Aide. Then you can challenge the other 5 courses in the program. If a challenge is not successful, you will be required to enrol in and complete the entire course in the Employed Student Tutored Education Program (eSTEP). If you need additional information to determine your eligibility, request a complete information package from Admissions and contact the Program Coordinator.
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The PLAR offering uses anytime, anywhere courses where you do not have scheduled classes, where you log into a program (Moodle) at anytime and do your work, tutorial support, and instructor-led face-to-face assessments. Students may have to travel to a Northern Lakes College campus for a skills assessment.
To learn more about Collaborate and to experience using it, check out this guide: https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Collaborate-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf
To learn more about Moodle and to experience using it, check out this guide: https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Moodle-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf