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2019 Health Care Aide Program

Our program features hands on instruction in a friendly environment with welcoming & approachable instructors. We pride ourselves in creating a supportive culture & community around our education programs and strive to offer our students the best opportunities at future employment by providing additional training  & practicum placements at leading care facilities, including Red Deer Regional Hospital.

You must complete nine courses and the Provincial Comprehensive Exam to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in eight months as a full-time student. The Provincial Comprehensive Exam must be completed within 60 days of the successful completion of Course 9.

Program Details:

  • Course 1: Health Care Aide Roles and Responsibilities
  • Course 2: The Human Body, Health, and Chronic Illness
  • Course 3: Communication and Documentation in the Health-Care Environment
  • Course 4: Providing Person-Centred Care and Comfort
  • Course 5: Health Care Aide Clinical Experience I

  • Course 6: Meeting Complex Care Needs
  • Course 7: Special Activities for Clients with Various Health Conditions
  • Course 8: Health Care Aide Clinical Experience II
  • Course 9: Health Care Aide Consolidated Clinical Experience

  • HCA Provincial Comprehensive Exam

Alberta government Health Care Aide curriculum information:

Health Care Aide Curriculum

Key facts


  • Red Deer Campus: October 29, 2024
  • Drayton Valley Campus: September 2, 2024


8 months



Semi full-time instructor led program

  • 3 days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Tuition and fees


$ 9500

Books and suplies

$ 550

Mandatory fees

$ 150

Tuition and fees total

$ 10200

* Students in this program may be eligible for Alberta Government Funding.

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