Division News Article

Health Care Aide program accepting applications for 2018-19

May 1st, 2018

PHPS is continuing its partnership with NorQuest College to offer the Dual Credit Health Care Aide Program at Barrhead Composite High School.

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.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to work in continuing care institutions, home care agencies, group homes, assisted or supportive living, day programs, specialized care centres and programs, acute care hospitals, and private care. Health care aides provide personal assistance and support services for elderly, families, disabled, acute care (often newborns), or chronically ill people who require short term assistance or ongoing support.

Who can apply?
The Health Care Aide program is available to Grade 11 and 12 students.

What are the admission requirements?

  • English Language Arts 10-1 or 20-2 OR successful completion of academic testing through NorQuest College Assessment Services.
  • Clear criminal record check (must include vulnerable sector check)
  • An up-to-date immunization record (These are required for the clinical practicum)

How Do I Apply?
Download the application forms here or pick them up at Barrhead Outreach, Barrhead Composite High School, or R.F. Staples Secondary School.

Students are required to pay a $400 performance bond. This fee must be paid before students will be enrolled in the program. Upon successful completion, $200 will be refunded.

The application deadline of May 4, 2018 has been extended as there are still a few spots available.  The program is limited to 24 students.

For further information, please contact:
Karen Fischer, PHPS Dual Credit Coordinator
780-674-3182 (H)
780-305-8505 (C)
780-674-3262 (F)

For more details, visit the Dual Credit page on the PHPS website.