Health Care Aide via Dual Credit

Health care aide is one of Lakeland's full-time programs. Through dual credit you could get a head start by taking Health Care Aide Section 1 which is two college courses completed in one semester. You will learn to work safely and effectively as a health care aide and how to communicate in a health care environment. A one-day lab at our Lloydminster campus is required. You'll use the same lab and have the same professional instruction as our full-time program.
The only prerequisite is that you have passed English 10-1 or 10-2.
If you decide you want to earn a health care aide certificate you can attend post-secondary to finish the program, which includes two clinical practicums.
Check out the details, and see the answers to frequently asked questions.

The Five Course Sections

Lakeland College Credits

CTS Credits

Section 1
HE 141 Working Safely and Effectively as a Health Care Aide
This course is designed to inform students the importance of their roles within the Health Care disciplines aid facilities.
HE 145 Communication in the Health-Care Environment
This course is designed to inform students the importance of their roles and responsibilities of the Health Care Aide when communicating effectively as a member of the health-care team. Prerequisite: HE141.
 HCA3400: Role & Responsibilities
HCA3405: Safety Systems
HCA3410: Communication Level 1
HCA3415: Communication Level 2
Section 2
HE146 Structure and Function of the Human Body-Health & Chronic Illness
This course is designed to educate students on the 12 human body systems and the milestones of growth and development across a lifetime. Prerequisites:HE141 and HE145.
HE142 Providing Client Care and Comfort
This course is designed to inform students the importance of their roles within the Health Care disciplines aid facilities. Prerequisites: HE141, HE145 and HE146
HCA3420: The Human Body
HCA3425: Aging & Illness
HCA3430: Client Hygiene
HCA3435: Bathing & Elimination
HCA3440: Bed Making & Mobility
HCA3445: Positioning & Meals
Section 3
HS151 Practicum I 40 hours
HE148 Meeting Complex Care Needs
This course is designed to inform students the importance of their roles within health care disciplines aid facilities. Prerequisites: HE141, HE142, HE145 and HE146
HCA3460: Clinical Practice 1
HCA3465: Complex Care Needs
HCA3470: Complex Care Needs2
Section 4
HE143 Assisting with Medication Delivery
This course is designed to inform students the importance of their roles within the Health Care disciplines aid facilities. Prerequisites: HE141, HE145, HE146 and HE148.
HE149 Special Activities for Diverse Clients
This course is designed to inform students the importance of their roles within the Health Care disciplines aid facilities. Prerequisites: HE141, HE142, HE143, HE146 and HE148.
HCA3475: Medication Delivery
HCA3480: Diverse Client Groups
HCA3485: Clients with Dementia
HCA3490: Disability & Mortality
Section 5
HS152 Practicum II  4 weeks
This course is a required practicum for the Health Care Aide program. Stu-dents gain hands on experience in a work setting allowing them to apply and put into practice knowledge and skills learned in theory and lab courses taken.
HCA3530: Clinical Practice 2
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.

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