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Health Care Aide

Program Description

This program is designed for participants interested in a career in the healthcare field. Our students find that theory classes combined with the practical application of the programs help them to master the skills at a faster pace. The programs are highly educative, incorporating the latest skills and knowledge to ensure that students excel professionally. The school is known for its multicultural environment. Successful graduates have a lot of job opportunities to choose from.

Career Opportunities

Homecare Helper, Nursing Assistant, Healthcare Aid, and Home Support Helper.

Program Content Includes:

  • Safe Work Practices
  • Introduction to Activities of Daily Living
  • Assist with Medication Delivery
  • Work with Client with a Diagnosis of Dementia
  • Working and Communication in a Health Care Environment
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body Health and Chronic Illness
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Skills for Assisting Clients with Complex Care
  • Special Care Diverse Clients

Program Delivery Information

  • Classroom (Instructor Led)
  • Lab/ Workshop/ Field Work
  • Job Shadowing Placement

Admission Requirements

HEALTH CARE AIDE NEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR ESL STUDENT WITH NO HIGH SCHOOL IN ALBERTA

Academic English Language Arts (ELA)

• Grade 11, 20-2 level 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 minimum of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent; or

• Deemed equivalent by completion of ACCUPLACER (assessment placement test)

Note: Students who have not completed the ELA, 20-2 level requirement and achieved the minimum grade are subject to completing the ACCUPLACER assessment test. This can include students out of province, out of country or mature students that have been out of school for a significant length of time.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Candidates where English is a Second Language (ESL) must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement in addition to the Academic English requirement. Equivalencies are as follows:

• Required Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of a minimum of 7 in each of the 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and not an average of 7; OR

• By completing high school in Canada. Studies must have been in English at an approved Canadian high school (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) with at least three consecutive years of full-time academic study; OR

• By completing a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma program in Canada. The program must have involved at least two full years of full-time, consecutive academic study in English.

Approved English Language Proficiency Tests

Tests benchmarked at a CLB 7 for all 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).Official results must be submitted directly to CLI College.

1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6 (no section score below 5.5); 2. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Testing (TOEFL iBT): 71;

3. Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General: 7 (with no section score below 6); and

4. Canadian Language Benchmarks/Milestones Test (7 in each strand, not an average of 7).

Notes

Test Currency: results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of the program. Test Validity: IELTS (Academic) and TOEFL results are valid for two years from the day of testing.

Results that expire prior to the Start Date of the program will not be accepted.

Digital literacy

Candidates must possess knowledge of computer/technology tools to be successful in the program. Candidates must:

• Be able to communicate, research and understand information

Know how to use computer to surf web, email

• Be able to critically evaluate and understand how technology can affect one’s behavior

• Be able to create, produce content and effectively communicate using email, media, internet

STANDARD REQUIRMENTS

· 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 minimum of 55% or Canadian jurisdiction equivalent

· Basic knowledge of computer and technology tools

 

COURSE FEATURES

  •  Lectures
  •  Quizzes
  •  Placement
  •  LanguageEnglish

Practicum

Practicum 1 80 Hours Course 5 will be taken as first practicum experience

Under this course, students will work under the direction of a regulated health-care professional, learners will work in a continuing care setting such as home care, supportive living, designated supportive living (DSL) a seniors lodges, or group home, providing person-centred care and support for clients and their families

Practicum 11 160 Hours

During the first clinical placement, you will experience the role of the health care aide by working under the direction of a regulated health-care professional LPN/RN. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of health-care settings such as continuing care or acute care. Providing person centred care and support for clients and their families

Consolidated practicum 80 Hours

This is the final clinical placement course where you will practise the role of the health care aide by working under the direction of a regulated health-care professional and buddied/paired with an unregulated health-care professional. You will work in a variety of health-care settings such as continuing care or acute care, providing person-centred care and support for clients and their families

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