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Health Care Aide

Keyano College

Keyano College
The Health Care Aide (HCA) program is a 32-week program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to practice as a Health Care Aide. HCAs are currently an unregulated workforce that provide basic health services and support with activities of daily living activities for clients who have medical conditions or major functional limitations. However, professional regulatory oversight will be undertaken by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). HCAs work under the direct or indirect supervision of a regulated health professional, such as a registered or licensed practical nurse, in a variety of healthcare settings.

Office of the Registrar
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H2H7, 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

Academic Requirements

English 20-2 level with a minimum score of 60% achieved or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent;


  • English 20-1 with a minimum of 60% achieved or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent.


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


  • Deemed equivalent by completion of ACCUPLACER (assessment placement test)

English Language Proficiency Requirements 
In addition to the appropriate coursework to meet the admission requirements for their chosen program students must also meet English Language Proficiency requirements. For more information on English Language Proficiency please visit

Application Deadline

Applications for this program will close on the first day of class. Offer of admission for eligible applicants may continue based on available seats until the end of the first week of classes. Students will be required to register in the program on or before the end of the first week of classes.

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 $7,276.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,100.00 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 October 05, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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