Health Care Aide Certificate

Health Care Aide Certificate Program 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 five months and includes practical experience through a practicum experience.

Health Care Aide graduates pursue careers in a variety of clinical and care settings and work with elderly patients, 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, hospitals, auxiliary hospitals, nursing homes, long term care, and group homes.

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

  • Point Click and Documentation 
  • It's Your Move
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
  • Advanced Medication
  • Foot Care
  • Food Safety - Nationally Accredited (valid for 5 years)
  • Alzheimer's Best Friends Seminar
  • Palliative Care
  • Supportive Pathways by Carewest

Workplace Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Home care agencies
  • Group homes/assisted living facilities
  • Continuing and long term care facilities
  • Government social service department
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Next Program Start Dates: 6 Jul 2020 (Morning) | 17 Aug 2020 (Weekend)

Monthly Intake


Health Care Aide

33 Weeks

Course Duration


Program Location

Admission Requirements

Standard Requirements

  • Grade 11, 20-2 level English course, with a minimum score of 60% achieved or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or
  • English 20-1 with a minimum of 60% achieved or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or
  • English 30-1 or 30-2 with a minium of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or
  • Basic knowledge of computer and technology tools

Detailed Requirements


Who Should Enrol?

Health Care Aides enjoy working with patients/clients who need extra care and attention. They are flexible in terms of timing and responsibilities and must have excellent communication skills in order to develop effective relationships with patients and co-workers. They are prepared to work evenings, nights, and weekends, and additional hours.If this sounds like you, Health Care Aide could be the program for you!

For further information about our Health Care Aide program please contact an ABM College admissions counsellor.

Course Components

Course Description: The module will help students fully understand the duties and responsibilities of a Health Care Aide and develop the skills needed to safely to their job.

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

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

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

Course Description: This module helps students learn what complex needs are and how to care for patients with these needs.

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

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.

Course Description:This sections is designed for students to gain work experience working as a Health Care Aide.

Course Description: This module helps students learn how to  look for jobs and apply to them to maximize success.

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While attending ABM College for the Health Care Aide program in Calgary, I was impressed by the teaching staff for their knowledge and helpful, caring nature. ABM provided me with exactly what I needed to be successful in the working environment.

– Carol Brown

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ABM College is one of the leading career training institutions in Alberta and Ontario. Throughout its history ABM College has provided students with professional training, academic knowledge, and the right skill-set to meet employment market demand. It is a point of pride for us that the vast majority of our graduates are employed within their field of study!