Health Care Aide

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

Program Summary

Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum assist nurses
and other members of the health care team in the basic care of residents and
patients, primarily assisting with and providing personal care and other
activities of daily living, towards maintaining the individual’ s maximum
potential for independence and self direction.


HCA students complete their education with 200 hours of clinical practice in an
institutional (long term care facility)


Health Care Aide are employed in health care facilities: long term care facilities,
such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, and retirement homes ; group homes
and hospice centres; by day care and day away programs, and in private homes
by home care visiting agencies and private individuals.