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Health Care Aide 2019 Health Care Aide (2019)

Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College
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.

Office of the Registrar
Grouard Campus
64 Mission Street
Grouard, Alberta, T0G 1C0, 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 Available
Admission 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.

Distance Delivery Options

This program is offered using a blended, distance delivery model. The courses are online, supported by computer-based lectures through D2L. Students have access to recorded lectures, course materials, discussion forums, learning activities on Brightspace. There are also practical components in the program which include face-to-face lab sessions, and clinical practicums. Costs associated with travel to attend onsite lab sessions and the practicums are the student's responsibility. Participation and attendance to the lab sessions and completion of the practicums are mandatory for successful program completion. The dates for the onsite sessions and the clinical practicums are TBD and will be updated on the Northern Lakes College website when available. To learn more about Brightspace and to experience using it, check out this guide:

Application Deadline

For full-time students starting in September, the application deadline is June 30. Late applications will be accepted if there are seats available in the program. Apply early.

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 $2,502.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $954.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $472.00 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 October 09, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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