Health & Wellness
- How do I apply?
- What are the requirements?
- What if I don't have all of the requirements.
- To apply, use the Apply Now button at the top of the program menu. Or, go to our apply now page. You should have a credit card handy, as you'll pay a registration fee as part of the process. You apply using applyalberta, a province-wide online system.
- Requirements are listed with every program. Just go to each program's menu and click on requirements.
- You may write admission tests, also known as entrance screening. We also have academic prep courses you can take so you can get those requirements.
|Do I get to practice my skills on the public?|
Good question. Yes you do. It doesn't matter which one of our health and wellness courses you take, you have a practicum.
For health care aides and practical nurses, you have practicums where you work shifts in long term care, hospitals and other care facilities.
If you are in esthetician or hairstyling, you'll be doing your practicums in our on-campus labs. They are respectively a public spa and salon.
|Are any of the programs part-time?|
Hairstyling and esthetician are full-time programs at our Lloydminster campus.Classes are usually Monday to Friday for about 7 hours. Public clinics do go into the evening,
Since many of the practical nurse courses are on-line, you may choose a part-time option but it will take you considerably longer to finish your diploma. Lab courses are at the Lloydminster campus.
The heath care aide program is offered evenings and weekends on a specific schedule. Although this is a part-time schedule, it is considered a full-time course.
|Are there any other specific requirements before I start the health care aide program?|
You need to be immunized for the following:
Second, you need to have CPR C and WHMIS certification.
Finally, you also need to have a criminal record check done. This must be submitted to Lakeland no earlier 3 months before you start classes. This record check must include the Vulnerable Sector Check.
|When are the health care aide classes? What about the practicums?|
Your courses are Friday evenings (6-8 pm)as well as during the day on Saturdays and Sundays ( 9am - 3:30 pm) over 10 weekends.
You also have 2 practicums. These practicums are regular shifts that could be morning, afternoon or evening. They could also be any day of week based on when you are needed at the particular facility.
|Where are my classes?|
On the Lloydminster campus. All the programs use our labs:
All the programs will likely use traditional classrooms for some of their theory classes.
In the case of practical nurse, most of those theory classes are on-line. However, some classes will be available on-site in Lloydminster.
|Are there weekend and evening classes?|
Yes for health care aide as Friday evening and Saturdays and Sundays are the only time classes are held.
The practical nurse schedule isn't fixed, but you can find out more from Northern Lakes College. Northern Lakes is running their program here.
No classes in the evening for esthetician and hairstyling, but you can expect at least one evening a week in the public spa or salon.
|Are there student-led activities in my program?|
There certainly are in esthetician and hairstyling.
You are responsible for running the spa and salon. You'll book clients, check clients in and order products.
In the salon you'll also be doing inventory and selling products.
|What are the advantages of taking these programs at Lakeland College?|
Being a full time student means you have access to our facilities such as the learning commons, recreation, athletics, library services, residence, free parking, cafeteria and our bookstore.
This applies to all 4 programs.
|What is included in the kits I have to buy if I'm in esthetician or hairstyling programs?|
Yes, you have to buy the kit through Lakeland College. It is mandatory.
Everything you will need to successfully complete the program is included. The contents are good quality and you will be able to use them for many years.
|When can I expect to start building a clientele as an esthetician or hairstylist?|
|Many students find they will start building a clientele as soon as they start to work in the public clinics.|
|After I finish the hairstyling certificate, what's next? Am I journeyman?|
You aren't a journeyman yet.
Our certificate provides you with all the technical training you need and half of the practical hours.
You'll need to do another 1,400 hours of work under a journeyman hairstylist, then write the interprovincial exam.
|I took the pre-employment hairstylist program at Lakeland. Can I take this certificate program?|
Yes. There is an opportunity to bridge into the certificate program.
You still have some technical training and practicum hours to complete the new certificate.
If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Deb Minish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|There isn't a lot of information on the Lakeland website about the practical nurse program. How do I get more information?|
Lakeland is pleased to offer Northern Lake College's program here.
If you need specific details about requirements, courses, costs and other aspects of the practical nurse program, please call Cindy Martin in Slave Lake at 780 849 8603.