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Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum


280, 3670 - 63 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta, T3J 0S4, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less 735 Hours (32 Weeks)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements: 1. Must be minimum age of 18 years or older 2. Grade 10 English as verified by transcript or Canadian Language benchmark 6, as approved by Alberta Health 3. Physical fitness note will be required from a doctor within first week of program. 4. Successful interview with institution. Police Information Check 1. School requires the learners admitted in the HCA program should submit a valid police check (PIC) with a vulnerable sector check upon admission in the program. Note: Any learners without a valid PIC will not be allowed to proceed in clinical practice. Immunization Record 1. Learners need to have an updated immunization record. Learners are required to submit their record prior to clinical course starts. Any learner without immunization record on file will not be allowed to proceed in their clinical experience.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Total Tuition $10,500.00

* Tuition and 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 March 02, 2020. 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.
The Government of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

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