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Health Care Aide Certificate

Next program start dates:
Monday, August 17, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
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Students have access to a state-of-the-art laboratory for practical learning
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Health Care Aide Certificate

Length

33 Weeks 12 In-class 11 Practicum

Location

Calgary Campus

Offered

Classroom Blended

Available

Morning Evening Weekend

Health Care Aide Certificate

Program Overview

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Health Care Aide Certificate Description

Students of ABM College's Health Care Aide Certification program will obtain skills in the basics of human anatomy, medical terminology, chronic conditions, palliative care, and much more. This intensive program provides academic health care knowledge in eight months and includes practical experience through an extended and integrative practicum experience.

Health Care Aide graduates pursue careers in a variety of clinical and care settings, and work with ill or elderly patients with mental health issues, dementia, and patients with special needs. Working environments for Health Care Aides encompass a wide variety of settings including home care agencies, hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, long-term care, government agencies, and group homes.

Course Certifications

To give ABM College Health Care Aide graduates an upper hand in the industry, we provide students with the following additional certifications:

  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
  • Advanced Medication
  • Foot Care & Palliative Care
  • National Food Safety (5 years)
  • Supportive Pathways (Carewest)
  • Point of Care e-Documentation  
  • It's Your Move

Career Opportunities

  • Health Care Aide
  • Home Support Worker
  • Caregiver
  • Residential Aide
  • Client Care Attendant

Salary Range

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Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

Students must meet ALL of these criteria*: 1. Grade 11 English Language Arts, 20-2 level course with a minimum score of 60% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or English 20-1 with a minimum score of 60% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or English 30-1 or 30-2 with a minimum score of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or Deemed equivalent by completion of ACCUPLACER (assessment placement test) 2. Basic knowledge of computer and technology tools

Mature Admission

Students must meet ALL of these criteria*: 1. Grade 11 English Language Arts, 20-2 level course with a minimum score of 60% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or English 20-1 with a minimum score of 60% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or English 30-1 or 30-2 with a minimum score of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or Deemed equivalent by completion of ACCUPLACER (assessment placement test) 2. Basic knowledge of computer and technology tools

Detailed Requirements

*Admission Requirements set by Government of Alberta *If your first language is not English and you have not completed high school in Canada, please download and read the detailed program admission requirements
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I have had a very good experience with ABM College. The campus has a huge facility, located close to Franklin station, providing easy access. The college has excellent teaching equipment and they really emphasize hands-on training. The lab is world class, its Health Care Aide lab is the best in Calgary. It is an exceptional place to study. And they all really have your best interest in mind. It is very multicultural too, making it easy to adapt and make friends. 10/10 would recommend.

Mashius Salam

Course Components

1. Working Safely & Effectively as a Health Care Aide

Course Description: This class provides a strong introduction to the industry and will help students fully understand the duties and responsibilities of a Health Care Aide and start to develop the skills needed to safely do their job.

2. Communication in the Health Care Environment

Course Description: Students will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and how to develop supportive relationships with their families and interdisciplinary team members.

3. Structure and Function of the Human Body – Health & Chronic Illness

Course Description: This section helps students to understand the functions of the human body. It focuses on the anatomy and the illnesses that can afflict it.

4. Providing Client Care & Comfort

Course Description: Students learn how to provide patient care and how perform maintenance and home management tasks efficiently.

5. Meeting Complex Care Needs

Course Description: Students learn what complex needs are and how to care for patients with these needs.

6. Assisting With Medication Delivery

Course Description: Students will learn the methods of safely administering medications for patient of various needs and chronic illness.

7. Special Activities for Diverse Clients

Course Description: Students will learn the various activities that patients of different illnesses can do and how to plan for these activities to safely occur.

8. Practicum

Course Description: This section gives students the opportunity to gain experience working as a Health Care Aide in a variety of clinical settings.

9. Career & Employment Strategies

Course Description: Students work with a professional career counsellor to develop and optimize a professional resume to put forward for employers. Additional support in job searching, interview techniques, and other career transition skills are offered to ensure students have the best possible work prospects.

Optional - Business Communication

Course Description: This course helps students explore and understand the role of communication in professional business settings. Attention is given to workplace culture, interpersonal and team communication, technology, professional presentations, research, meetings, and professional writing grounded in communication and business theory.

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