Health Care Aide

Health Care Aides assist professional nurses in providing care for clients of various ages across the lifespan in many different health environments, including hospitals, continuing and community care facilities and home care. As a Health Care Aide, you will help clients with daily living activities, assist with assessments and prescribed medical treatments and create a safe, caring and comfortable environment. 

Portage College delivers the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide curriculum. The program is designed as a blended model of delivery which includes: paced independent student and on-line instruction, on-site lab instruction, as well as instructor-led and preceptor-led practicums in a health care setting. 

Career Potential
Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of health care settings including: hospitals, long-term facilities, doctors' offices and clinics, homecare, assisted living centers, hospices and group homes, private care. 


Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Grade 10 English or equivalent (as determined by standardized test of educational institution)

Other Requirements & Documents:

  • Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Signed Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search waiver form 
  • Signed Immunization form 
  • Signed Immunization and Placement Disclosure waiver form
  • Statement of good mental and physical health
  • Please refer to the following link for Moodle minimum technical requirements: Moodle page.
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