Alberta Health Care Aide

Health care aides work with residents of all ages in a variety of settings such as the hospitals, retirement homes, long term facilities, assisted living centers, other private health care and community agencies.

The Alberta Health Care Aide Program can be completed in five (5) months and is delivered as a full time and part time education.

The Alberta Health Care Aide Program prepares the student to take on the roles and responsibilities of a Health Care Aide within their scope of practice. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to demonstrate and perform the following daily living tasks with confidence and efficiency: talking vital signs, bathing patients, making beds, assisting with dressing and grooming, changing simple dressings (superficial wounds), assisting with feeding and assisting with medication administration.

Program Duration and Schedule

Months: 5.5
Weeks: 22

Weekdays Day: 8:00am – 2:00pm (Tuesday – Friday)
Evening: 4:00pm – 9:00pm (Tuesday – Friday)
Weekends Day: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Friday – Sunday)
Evening: 2:00pm – 9:00pm (Friday – Sunday)

Alberta Health Care Aide Program Outline

COURSE HOURS CREDITS
Working as a Healthcare Aide 45 3
Communication in the Healthcare Environment 30 2
Structure and Function of the Human Body – Health and chronic Illness 45 3
Providing Client Care and Comfort 75 5
Meeting Complex Care Needs 45 3
 Assisting with Medication Administration 15 1
Special Activities for Diverse Clients 60 5
Health Care Aide Clinical Practicum 1 40 2
Health Care Aide Clinical Practicum 2 160 8
TOTAL 515 32

Alberta Health Care Aide Program Requirements

I – Standard Students

  • Upon Enrollment:
    • Grade 10 Alberta High School or Equivalent
    • Minimal age requisite of 18 years
  • Prior to Practicum:
    • Proof of ‘no criminal record’
    • Current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
    • Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (BLS-C)
    • Updated Immunization Record

II – Mature Students

  • Upon Enrollment
    • Grade 10 Alberta High School or Equivalent or
    • General Equivalency Development test (GED) with score:
    • 450 in Language & Arts; Reading and Writing or
    • Wonderlic (Grade 10) Equivalency test
    • Minimum age requisite of 20 years
  • Prior to Practicum
    • Proof of ‘no criminal record’
    • Current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
    • Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (BLS-C)
    • Updated Immunization Record

English Language Proficiency Requirements (for applicants whose first language in NOT English)

  • Canadian English Language Benchmark (6 in all strands) or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (5.5 band score) or
  • Test of English as a foreign Language (TOEFL) (score of 70) or
  • Wonderlic English (grade 10) Equivalency Test

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Group Homes (can be self-employed)
  • Retirement Facilities
  • Home Care

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Referral Program

Encourage and invite a friend to take the HCA program. If a referred person enrolls in the HCA program, the referring person is entitled to a REFERRAL FEE (Please call for details)

For More Information:

Call Toll Free 1-844-353-0684 or email info@mtghealthcare.com

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