32 Weeks  |  695 Total Hrs  375 Theory Hrs  |  320 Hrs Field Placement

Program Summary

Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum

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

Certified Health Care Aide assists 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 personal care and other daily activities that are necessary to ensure patients maintaining their maximum potential for independence and self-direction.


Career Opportunities

Health Care Aide certificate program students complete their education with 320 hours of practicum experience in an institution.

Certified Health Care Aides can find employment in a variety of health care facilities, including long term care facilities such as nursing homes, elderly health care services, retirement homes, group homes, hospice centers, and also 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: Academic English Language Arts (ELA)

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

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Latest updates

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