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Detailed Course Outline – The Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Course in Calgary

This full-time program prepares graduates to work as Health Care Aides in a variety of health care areas, including hospitals, nursing homes, group homes, and home care. The program includes classroom hours, practicum placements and home study hours with a focus on hands-on learning.

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Program now offered 
evenings & weekends!


The tuition for the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide course at ABES includes:

  1. Health Care Aide Certification – Government of Alberta
  2. First Aid Certificate for Health Care Professionals
  3. CPR Certificate for Health Care Professionals
  4. Defibrillator Certification for Health Care Professionals
  5. Supportive Pathways Certificate (Carewest)
  6. Diabetes Certification
  7. Foot Care Certification
  8. Administration of Medication Certificate
  9. WHMIS Certificate
  10. Alberta Health Services FoodSafe Certificate
  11. Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate
  12. Money Management Certificate
  13. Alzheimer’s Society Best Friends Certificate

Course Length

  • 21 Weeks (630 Hours)


  • Grade 10 Equivalency or Mature Student Status

  • Good English Comprehension (Gr. 10 or Equivalent)

  • Clear Security Clearance

  • Physical Ability to Carry Out the Work

  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Course Modules

  • Role of the Health Care Aide

  • Client Centred Focus and Aging

  • Functioning Effectively as a Team Member

  • Person to Person Communication

  • Perform Work Assignments

  • Observe Report and Record

  • Back Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human Growth and Development and Mental Health

  • Safety

  • Body Mechanics, Lifts and Transfers

  • Assisting with Client Mobility (Ambulation)

  • Safety of Equipment Fire and Electrical Guides

  • Client Grooming and Personal Hygiene

  • Bathing the Client

  • Bed Making

  • Communication Devices and Related Issues

  • Assist with the Treatment of Wounds and Compression

  • Assist at Mealtimes

  • Assist with Nasogastric and Gastrostomy Care

  • Urinary Function and Related Care

  • Urinary Catheters and Drainage Systems

  • Assisting the Client with Bowel Care

  • Ostomy Care

  • Specimen Collection

  • Prepare the Client for Transportation

  • Responding to Altered Behaviour

  • End of Life Care

  • Health Services Quality Programs

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Conflict Management Skills

  • Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Subtext

  • Taking and Recording Vital Signs Subtext

Call for Information

If you are interested in becoming a Health Care Aide in Calgary and would like more information, contact our admissions team. ABES offers all Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge students a chance to advance their career by becoming a Health Care Aide.

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