22 Weeks  |  485 Total Hrs  285 Theory Hrs  |  200 Hrs Field Placement

Program Summary

Health Care Aide

Certified Health Care Aide assist nurses and other members of a health care team in the basic care of residents and patients. Primarily, health care aides assist with and provide the personal care and other daily activities necessary to ensure patients maintaining their maximum potential for independence and self-direction.

This 6 month certification program utilizes the Government of Alberta’s provincial curriculum, and covers a variety of healthcare essentials, including caring for patients with chronic or complex illnesses, medication delivery and special activity planning.

CO-OP

Career Opportunities

Health Care Aide certificate program students complete their education with 200 hours of practicum experience in an institution.

Certified Health Care Aides find employment in a variety of health care facilities, including long term care facilities—such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, and retirement homes—group homes and hospice centres, and in private homes by home care visiting agencies and private individuals.

Students who have graduated as health care aides can pursue their career in a vast variety of healthcare professions. They can be employed as health care aides for elderly people in long term care facility, and retirement homes. They can also work in hospitals and different mental health unit with patients.

Why choose the Health Care Aide Certificate Program

Bay River College ensures that the students who have to opt for a Health Care Aide program are properly trained to assist their team of nurses and other health care providers. They should have comprehensive training in dealing with patients including the elderly and children.

Admission
Requirement

Standard Admission:

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the Bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test) minimum score required (310) on verbal skills exam, or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriver College Administration
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Mature Admission:

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
  • Have been out of school for two years.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test), or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriverCollege Administratio
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

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Latest updates

March 15, 2020 update – Bay River College Calgary Campus.