Certificate

Niitsitapi Health Care Aide Program

Health Care Aides are valued members of the health care team.

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Health Care Aides are valued members of the health care team. They provide basic health services, assistance, and support with activities of daily living for individuals who have medical conditions or major functional limitations.

 

The one-year Niitsitapi HCA Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills required to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of patients, via direct care and support services.

 

A First Nation-infused program, that incorporates the Blackfoot language, culture, and traditions into the curriculum. The program is delivered using Work-Integrated Learning, focusing on theory and clinical skills, concurrently in a health care setting.

 

The program consists of 6 theory-based courses, 3 clinical placements and 1 block course to be delivered during orientation.

Curriculum

First-Nation developed, delivered, and administered. Licensed to deliver the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum 2019.


Program Contact: Elissa Heavy Runner
elissah@mikaisto.com | 403-737-2400 Ext.8675

duration
1 year
credential
Certificate
Location
Main Campus
semester start dates
start date
Application Deadline
June 15
requirements

Admission Requirements

High School Diploma

No High School Diploma Required

Grade 11

20-2 Level Courses, with minimum marks of 60% or equivalent.

English 20-1

English 20-1, with minimum marks of 60% or equivalent

Accuplacer assessment

Complete Accuplacer Test (an academic assessment tool)

Valid Immunization

Current Immunization Record

Police Information Check

Current Police Information Check (PIC) and Vulnerable Sector Check

500 Word Essay

Describing Your Purpose and Passion for Entering the Health Care Field

Certificate

The program consists of 10 courses to be delivered in-person, full time, over 2 semesters, including an orientation week. The practicum requirements are divided into 3 separate sections to be completed in various health facilities throughout Southern Alberta.

Certificate

Graduation Requirement

Students must pass the Alberta Provincial HCA Examination to graduate from the program and receive a certificate. Details and fees associated with writing the provincial exam will be provided prior to registration in the Health Care Aide Program.

Graduation Requirement

Courses

All the courses for this program.
KS120

KS120 – Kainai Studies

3 Credits

HCA-01

HCA01 Health Care Aide Role & Responsibility

3 Credits

HCA 02

HCA02 – The Human Body, Health & Chronic Illness

3 Credits

HCA 03

HCA03 – Communication & Documentation in the Health Care Environment

3 Credits

HCA 04

HCA04 – Providing Person-Centered Care & Comfort

3 Credits

HCA 05

HCA05 – Clinical Placement I

3 Credits

HCA 06

HCA06 – Meeting Complex Care Needs

3 Credits

HCA 07

HCA07 – Special Activities for Clients with Various Health Conditions

3 Credits

HCA 08

HCA08 – Clinical Placement II

3 Credits

HCA 09

HCA09 – Consolidated Clinical Placement

3 Credits

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Funding Available

Apply for Funding

After applying to the program online, a Student Funding Advisor will contact the applicant.  Note: Continuing students must apply for funding every academic year.

· Main Campus: Campbell Eagle Child – campbell.eaglechild@mikaisto.com
(403) 737-2400 ext. 4356

· Satellite Campus: Rene White Quills – rene.whitequills@mikaisto.com
(403) 327-6984 ext. 1767

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don't see your answer please contact:

Is there funding for this program?

Yes, funding is available through BTEST https://bloodtribe.org/index.php/btest-swep/

What are the Graduation Requirements?

Students must pass the Alberta Provincial HCA examination to graduate from the program and receive a certificate. Details and fees associated with writing the provincial exam will be provided prior to registration in the Health Care Aide program.

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