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Health Care Aide eSTEP (Employed Student Tutored Education Program)

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Program Description

If you are a non-certified Health Care Aide seeking certification, Northern Lakes College's Health Care Aide eSTEP Program is for you. The Employed Student Tutored Education Program (eSTEP) is an online, distance-delivered program designed to provide employed students with the support they require to gain certification as a Health Care Aide. You can start the 1st day of any month (with the exception of July and August) as long as you are registered by the 10th day of the previous month. You will continue to gain work experience in the clinical setting, and that experience that may be eligible for practicum credits. You will have one year to complete the program and will graduate with a Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Certificate.

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Program Delivery



Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 25, 2021 - Available Anywhere

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Program Length

20 weeks

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Academic Requirements

 Credit in English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent.
 Credit in Math 10-3 or equivalent is strongly recommended.
 If academic requirements are not met you will need to do an ACCUPLACER assessment.



Other Requirements

Students must present letters from their employers as proof of employment.

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