Nov 29, 2021  
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Préposé aux soins de santé (English)

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General Program Information

The Préposé aux soins de santé Program is offered through an agreement with Alberta Health and is based on the mandated 2019 Health Care Aide provincial curriculum.

Once the program is completed, students are required to pass the provincial examination in order to receive their HCA accreditation from Alberta Health (Contact the Centre Collegial de l'Alberta for further information).


The program is based on the 2019 Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum. No prior course work from the 2013 Provincial Curriculum is transferable for credit.

Practicum requirements

In order to be eligible for their practicum, the following criteria must be met:

  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • A current Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) must be submitted prior to practicum placement. Students who fail to provide a clear Police Information Check will not be allowed to participate in the practicum. Students who are entering the program and who have concerns related to their ability to satisfy a Police Information Check should consult with CCA admission staff immediately upon being admitted to the program.
  • Immunization requirements as expressed in University of Alberta placement policies must be met in order to participate in practicum placements.
  • Complete Alberta Health Services (AHS) Information & Privacy training online learning module and submit the signed Confidentiality and User Agreement on the last page of the module.
  • Current N95 Mask Fit testing as arranged by the program.

Academic Standing

Academic standing is determined by a student's performance immediately after the first semester of the program.

Satisfactory Standing: Awarded to a student who obtains a grade point average of 2.7 (B-) or above in the course indicates that the student is eligible to continue in the program.

Marginal Standing: Awarded to a student who obtains a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.6. Students with marginal standing may be permitted to continue under academic warning.

Unsatisfactory Standing: Normally given to a student who obtains a grade point average of 1.9 or below. Students whose records are found to be unsatisfactory will be required to withdraw.

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate, students are required to successfully complete their program requirements and maintain a minimum 2.7 per course.