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Health Care Aide (2019)

Lakeland College

Lakeland College
The Health Care Aide certificate focuses on developing the core skills needed to care for individuals with various health care needs. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and nutrition, communication, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. Students will learn in a combination of on-campus labs, online or in-class learning, and clinical instruction in continuing care, acute care, and community/home care settings. Clinical shifts may include days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends.

5707 College Drive
Vermilion, Alberta, T9X1K5, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • English 20-1 or 20-2 with a minimum grade of 60% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent
  • English 30-1 or 30-2 with a minimum grade of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent

Out of province applicants or those not meeting the admission requirements should refer to the admissions section of the website: Special Admissions - Lakeland College.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Standard First Aid, CPR - C
  • WHMIS certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check submitted within three months prior to the start date of the program.
  • Measles/MMR – 2 doses regardless of year born. Applicants must provide evidence of this immunization.
  • COVID-19 vaccine – 2 doses required.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have and provide confirmation of the following immunizations:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis- dates of primary series and one dose over the age of 18, regardless of past immunization history
  • Varicella – History of chicken pox disease. If no history, then a positive varicella titre
  • Rubella – Date of Rubella vaccine or positive rubella titre
  • Tuberculin Test – Annual One or Two step skin testing, unless known positive. Also known as mantoux.
  • Hepatitis B: Series of three doses must be started before registration
  • Hepatitis B Titre: Done 1-6 months after the third dose of the hepatitis B vaccine
  • Polio--Dates of primary series
  • Flu vaccine

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,732.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,052.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $400.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 14, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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