Health Care Aide

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

 Please note: We're currently not accepting applications for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Our 20-week Health Care Aide program prepares you to work in continuing care facilities, such as auxiliary hospitals, nursing homes, and clients' homes to assist with daily activities. In this program, you'll work with a health-care team to provide care to clients who need assistance.

Admission requirements

 Admission Requirements
  • Minimum 18 years of age by first day of class.
  • English 10-1 or English 10-2 or equivalent. GED is accepted provided the student has successfully completed the Language Arts Reading and Writing Skills portion

 Clinical Practicum Requirements

  • CPR Certification at the Healthcare Provider level 
  • N95 Respiratory Mask Fit testing
  • Clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check. The cost of a Police Information Check is the student’s responsibility. Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check must be dated no earlier than July 1st.
  • Completion of the health status questionnaire (form provided by Health Services).
  • Up-to-date immunization record
 English Language Proficiency
  • TOEFL: iBT - minimum score of 84, with no score below 21
  • IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.0, with no score below 5.0
  • CAEL - minimum overall score of 60, with no score below 60
  • MELAB - minimum overall score of 80, with no score below 80

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirement.


Tuition and fees

*The fee schedule may be subject to change without notice.  Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis.  

**Lab fees if applicable have not been included in this amount.  For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

 Full Time Fees
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students
Tuition *$2549.00
Health & Dental Fee $126.00
Registration Fee  $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $22.40
Student Association Fee $130.20
Technology Fee $50.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $30.00
Total **$2,922.60

Program Structure

 Program Structure
Course Course Title Credits
HCA 110 Working as a Health Care Aide 3
HCA 111 Communication in the Health Care Aide Environment 2
HCA 112 Structure and Function of the Human Body 3
HCA 113 Providing Client Care and Comfort 2
HCA 114 Meeting Complex Care Needs 1
HCA 115 Assisting with Medication Delivery 1
HCA 116 Special Activities for Diverse Clients 3
HCA 117 Practicum 3