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Disclaimer – This diploma is delivered by Bay River College, a preferred partner of the Bredin Group.

32 Week* Health Care Aide Training Program

Health Care Aides are a vital part of their client’s lives and provide daily assistance and basic health services and supports as part of a health care team. They are vital for many people to achieve a higher level of independence and quality of life. This program, delivered in partnership with Bay River College, teaches the 2021 Alberta Health Services (AHS) approved curriculum!

If you are organized, enjoy helping others and are looking to get established in a steady, professional career in a short time, a Diploma in Health Care could be an excellent opportunity.

Local Tuition Fees – $9,690

International Tuition Fees – $14,990

The best way to see if Bredin College is the right fit for you is come in and tour the school. You can tour our facilities, meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a tour now.

Become a Qualified Community Health Care Aide

The Health Care Aide Diploma Program, through our partnership with Bay River College, provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career support without spending years in school.

Classes are led by dedicated professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you will train on industry-current information and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Health Care Aid Roles and Responsibilities
  • Human Body, Health and Chronic Illness
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Person-Centered Care and Comfort
  • Complex Care Needs
  • Activities for Clients with Various Conditions
  • 3 Clinical Placements

Clinical placements are evaluated by a nurse to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting health care settings, including:

  • Individual Clients
  • Private Agencies
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Not-For-Profit Charitable Agencies
  • Home Care
  • Hospitals
  • Assisted Living Facilities

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

Health Care Aid students at Bay River and Bredin College take part in 3 clinical placements through trusted college partners who understand the value of clinical training. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working support professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), Bay River College is the Designated Learning Institute (DLI) for this program.

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESPs. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

I began this journey unemployed, and depressed, unhappy with the way my life was going until I learnt of the wonderful opportunity at Bredin College. I am walking away more confident, happy and excited to use my knowledge and new found skills in my new career. Staff are amazing, compassionate and kind hearted people who deserve all the recognition in their work.
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This diploma is delivered by Bay River College, a preferred partner of the Bredin Group. This program is licensed to Bay River College and is delivered in its entirety by Bay River College in accordance with the Private Career Colleges Act of Alberta, 2005 S.O. 2005 CHAPTER 28 and the Private Vocational Training Act. Any student enrolled in this program will be under the direction and instruction of Bay River College and must comply with Bay River College policies, procedures, and requirements. This is including and is not limited to both domestic and international students.

Is a Rewarding Career in Health Care Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are interested in learning more about a career as a Health Care Aid and exploring whether Bredin College and Bay River College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer your questions.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070

*Program length when completed in normal time.