|With the demand for Health Care professionals increasing, Columbia College has created another avenue for individuals to enter this field. Columbia College has introduced a free online Health Care Aide program.
This unique program is offered to individuals who wish to take Health Care Aide training independently and at their own pace. Individuals who choose this form of delivery must be highly motivated, have strong English language skills, accessibility to a computer with Internet access and an ability to complete a practicum experience with a health care provider such as a nursing home.
Individuals will have access to a portion of the Health Care Aide program free of charge prior to registering as a student of Columbia College. Once they are ready to register as a student and pay for the examination process, they will gain access to the full Health Care Aide certificate program at no additional cost.
Learners also have the option to alternately take the Health Care Aide Pre-Service Training (which includes the newly re-bundled Government of Alberta module curriculum) while they are employed and continue to study and work towards completion of the full certificate program.
“As a Government of Alberta certified Health Care Aide graduate, they will work with the healthcare team to provide quality daily care to individuals who require assistance,” says Caron Pelletier, coordinator of the Health Care Aide Program at Columbia College.
For details, please see the online Health Care Aide program website at https://hca.columbia.ab.ca.