What will I learn?

NorQuest College’s Health Care Aide program is among the largest in Canada and prepares you to be a part of a health-care team in a variety of different settings, providing a high level of front-line care to clients in need of assistance. NorQuest College is licensed to deliver the Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
have access to a vehicle to travel to complete their practicum
have access to a computer and basic computer skills

Applicants should review the job requirements listed below and assess your ability to fulfill the demands of the health care aide occupation.

As a health care aide, you must be able to:

work day, evening, and night shifts any day of the week
be on your feet for extended periods of time
bend, squat and lift up to 40 pounds to move clients who have minimal body strength
function effectively in stressful situations
perform all skills independently

This program is available at all regional campuses in an online delivery format.

Additional workplace deliveries are available. The Health Care Aide Workplace Education option is offered throughout Alberta in partnership with health-care employers. Consult your employer if you are interested in this program option.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes two practicums totalling 182 hours.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,691.50 (US$ 7,096) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,


Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Online/Distance (23 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAN $9,691.50 for the entire course. The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a USA Senior High School. Applicants to post-secondary programs at NorQuest College are evaluated for admission based on the completion of education at the senior secondary/high school level, or higher. Applicants that have completed the high school level of education in another country must have graduated with appropriate high school documents and credentials. The documents must present relevant and appropriate academic coursework that can be considered equivalent to the course work required for admission (e.g. English, Math, Biology, etc). IELTS Academic - 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT - 84, no section score below 21.

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Canada Ontario High School.

English Language Proficiency:

IELTS Academic: 6, no section score below 5.5; TOEFL iBT: 71; CLBA: No section score below 7; CELPIP General: 7, no section score below 6; CAEL: 60; NorQuest coursework: Minimum of 80% on ESLS 7000 or 7100, and 80% in ESLW 7000 or 7100

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About this uni

Students can choose certificate or diploma programs covering areas such as health, business. technology and community studies.

  • Located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city
  • Over 60 per cent of students were born outside of Canada
  • Large number of scholarships on offer
  • Many courses include work-integrated learning