Health Care Aide via Dual Credit
|The Five Course Sections|
What is the lab component ?
Each health care aide section requires participation in a one day lab to be completed at Lakeland College in Lloydminster. Each lab is designed to give students hands-on experience, and must be completed in order to
receive the Lakeland College credits and continue in the program.
When are the labs?
Lab dates will be scheduled by the college before the sections start. Your and your school will notified with the lab dates. Transportation arrangements to the lab day are the responsibility of the school and/or
student. Failure to complete the lab means you won't get the credits and won't be able to continue in the program.
Do the labs have to be done at Lakeland College's Lloydminster campus?
Yes. This is because this is a provincial curriculum, and the lab has to be taught and overseen by a licensed professional. If you want to continue with the program and get the Lakeland College credits you must attend the lab dates.
What is the passing grade for HCA?
In order to pass each section of the program, you must receive a 70%. You can't move on to the next section and complete the program unless you have received the required 70% in the previous section.
Can I take my English 10 in the same semester as HCA?
No. This is a prerequisite, so you have to have passed English 10-1 or 10-2 before you can enrol in the health care aide program.
Can I take more than one health care aide section in one semester?
No, each section is a prerequisite for the next.
If I don't finish the program in high school, but would like the HCA certificate can I complete the course at Lakeland College?
Yes. If you have attended the lab dates, and have received the required 70% pass mark in the sections you completed, you may apply for the HCA program at Lakeland College, You'll the sections you have left to complete. Call our enolment specialist at 780 871 5429 to talk about your options.
Do the Lakeland College credits transfer to other post-secondary institutions?
Each institution has their own admission requirements. If you would like to know the admission requirements of another post-secondary, you'd have to check with that school.
Is there more information on the practicums that students have to complete?
There are two practicums in this program. The first practicum is in Section 3 and is 40 hours; The second is in Section 5 and it is 4 weeks long. You'll get hands on experience in a work setting allowing you to apply and put into practice knowledge and skills learned in theory and lab courses taken. The program instructor sets up the practicums for the students and is on-call during this time.