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Health Care Aide Health Care Aide (2010)
As a contemporary academic institution, NorQuest College delivers workforce-relevant education and exceptional student supports that ensure our learners have opportunities to prosper and help build the community in which they live and work. NorQuest recently expanded its campus and opened the Singhmar Centre for Learning, featuring a new child care facility, innovative lab and simulation spaces, an Indigenous student centre, bookstore, and cafeteria.
As the Edmonton region’s only community college, NorQuest serves over 17,500 students annually throughout the province in full-time, part-time, online learning, and regional programming. We help learners with diverse educational backgrounds further their studies through foundational programs in academic upgrading, English language training, and employment preparation. Our post-secondary diploma, post-diploma, and certificate programs offer career paths in health, business, and community studies. We also offer a broad range of continuing education and professional development courses and programs to enable lifelong learning and new career growth opportunities.
Satellite Campuses or Offices!span>
Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin, Whitecourt!span>
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
- Minimum of English Language Arts 10-1 (or provincial equivalent), or successful completion of NorQuest academic assessment. !span>!span>
NOTE: International documents for this program will not be accepted to meet the admission requirements. Applicants with international documents will be required to write the NorQuest academic assessment.!span>!span>
Health Care Aide workplace education delivery applicants only:
- all program admission requirements listed
- must be currently employed as a front-line caregiver in a participating agency
English Language Proficiency: If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP must have been completed within the two years prior to application to the program. Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:!span>!span>
- CLBA: no section score below 7!span>!span>
- IELTS Academic: 6; no section score below 5.5!span>!span>
- TOEFL iBT: 71!span>!span>
- CELPIP General: 7; no section score below 6!span>!span>
- CAEL: 60!span>!span>
- minimum of 80% in ESLS7000 or ESLS7100 (or BHCA1100 or equivalent), and 80% in ESLW7000 or ESLW7100 (or BHCA1101 or equivalent)!span>!span>
Practicum Requirements: The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum.!span>!span>
- Successful completion of all prerequisite courses!span>!span>
- It's Your Move (XHLT 1070) certificate current within 1 year!span>!span>
- Clear Police Information Check dated within 90 days of the collection date; must include vulnerable sector search if older than 18 years of age*!span>!span>
- Up to date immunization record!span>!span>
- Alberta Health Services (AHS) Information & Privacy online learning module. Sign the Confidentiality and User Agreement on the last page of the module.!span>!span>!span>
- HSP Net information sheet!span>!span>
- N95 Mask Fit testing; current within 2 years!span>!span>
*Note: Internet (online) Police Information Checks are not accepted by the College. Please contact your local law enforcement agency directly to obtain an official Police Information Check. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, and professional licensure and therefore may affect employment prospects. Prospective students who have a criminal record should discuss the matter with the Program Chair prior to applying for admission.!span>!span>
Full-time face to face instruction, part-time face to face instruction, part-time/on-the-job, and online.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.
Tuition $2,800.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,437.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $968.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated August 07, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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