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Health Care Aide

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Program Description

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you genuinely care about helping others? Do you want a rewarding career that is in high demand? As a graduate of the Health Care Aide program, you can work as a vital member of the health care team, assisting regulated members in providing care to clients of all ages. Health Care Aides may work in acute care, continuing care, long-term care, home care, and assisted living settings. Our Health Care Aide Program follows the 2019 Government of Alberta provincial curriculum and includes both theory and practical experiences. This program is accessible, flexible, and delivered in a manner to support each student's individual success.

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Program Delivery



Sep 01, 2021 - Jun 24, 2022 - NLC Anytime, Anywhere - Available Anywhere

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Program Length

38 weeks

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Academic Requirements

Credit in English 20-2 (60%) or equivalent.
Credit in Math 20 or equivalent is strongly recommended.
If academic requirements are not met it will be necessary for students to complete an ACCUPLACER assessment.


Students may apply for recognition of prior learning for courses successfully completed in the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Curriculum Certificate (2019) at institutions who are licensed to offer the Alberta Health (2019) Provincial Curriculum.

Other Requirements

A clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check must be submitted upon acceptance to the program. The Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check must have been obtained within the 90 days of presenting proof to the Program. Presence of an unclear Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Check may impede your ability to complete the practicum required for successful completion of the program and may be a barrier in securing employment as a HCA after graduation. Applicants are required to be fit for practice in the various capacities of the role. The applicant must be in good physical, emotional and psychological health. An up-to-date Immunization Record must be submitted prior to the practicum placement. Proof of current Canadian Heart and Stroke CPR certification for Health Care Providers must be submitted prior to the practicum.

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