- High School Diploma with 60% in English 20-21
- Math 10-3 is strongly recommended
- If you didn’t graduate from an Alberta high school, please refer to the English and math provincial subject equivalencies.
- If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to admissions screening and testing.
- If you weren't educated in Canada, you must complete entrance testing to meet academic requirements
- If English isn't your first language, you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements. Please see the drop down below for details.
||English Language Proficiency (ELP)
If English isn't your first language you must meet both the academic English requirements as well as English language proficiency.
You must show your English language skills in one of these ways::
- Required Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) minimum score of 7 in each of the 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and not an average of 7 across the categories. See the list of approved English language proficiency tests below.
- By completing high school in Canada. If you did, you must have been learning in English at an approved Canadian high school (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) with at least 3 consecutive years of full-time academic study.
- By completing a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma program in Canada. The program must have involved at least 2 full years of full-time, consecutive academic study in English.
Approved English Language Proficiency Tests
Tests benchmarked at a CLB 7 for all 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Official results must be submitted directly to Lakeland College.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6 (no band score below 5.5)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Testing (TOEFL iBT): 71
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General: 7 (with no section score below 6)
- Canadian Language Benchmarks/Milestones Test (7 in each strand, not an average of 7).
Tests must be current - results must have been within two years of the program's start date
Tests must be valid: - ELTS (Academic) and TOEFL results are valid for 2 years from the day of testing. Results that expire before the program's start date won't be accepted
||Program Specific Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
We strongly encourage you to have and provide confirmation of the following immunizations:
- Standard First Aid, CPR-C
- WHMIS certificate
- Clear Criminal Record Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check submitted no earlier than three months before the program starts.
- Digital literacy - to be successful in this program you must have knowledge of computer/technology tools:
- know how to use computer software and programs for example how to surf the web and send/receiveemail
- be able to communicate, research and understand information
- be able to critically evaluate and understand how technology can affect one’s behavior
- be able to create, produce content and effectively communicate using email, media, internet
- Measles/MMR--2 doses regardless of when you were born. You must provide evidence of this immunization. In addition, we strongly recommend a number of other immunizations.They are listed below as well as on our record of immunization form (PDF). You must send your immunization record to our health services department. Instructions are included on the form.
- Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis- dates of primary series and one dose over the age of 18, regardless of past immunization history
- Varicella--History of chicken pox disease. If no history, then a positive varicella titre
- Rubella--Date of Rubella vaccine or positive Rubella Titre
- Tuberculin Test--Annual One or Two step skin testing, unless known positive. Also known as Mantoux.
- Hepatitis B: Series of three doses must be started before registration
- Hepatitis B Titre: Done 1-6 months after the third dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine
- Polio--Dates of Primary Series
- Flu vaccine
||Practicum /Field Placement Requirements
Practicum /Field Placement Requirements
You gain hands-on experience in a work setting through clinical placement. You’ll apply theory and skills you learned in the classroom and labs.
The updated program has 3 clinical placements. In total you’ll spend 320 hours in:
- continuing care
- acute care
- community/home care
There are now 2 requirements to graduate with a health care aide certificate:
- minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7
- successful completion of the provincial comprehensive final exam